Past events

09
Dec
2019

Alex Voorhoeve (LSE): Equality for Possible People: A Defence

Abstract: Marc Fleurbaey and I have proposed a form of egalitarianism for possible people, on which we should be concerned with people’s expected well-being,...
05
Dec
2019

Suki Finn: The Metaphysics of Pregnancy

Abstract: One of the central questions in the metaphysics of pregnancy is this: Is the fetus a part of, or contained by, the gestator? In this paper I seek not...
02
Dec
2019

Marion Boulicault (MIT): Gender and the Measurement of Fertility: A Case Study in Critical Metrology

Human fertility is in an apparent state of crisis. In July 2017, scientists reported that sperm counts among men from North America, Europe and Australia have...
28
Nov
2019

Al Hajek and Wlodek Rabinowicz: "Degrees of Commensurability and the Repugnant Conclusion"

Abstract: Two objects of valuation are said to be incommensurable when neither is better than the other, nor are they equally good. Hitherto,...
26
Nov
2019

James Edgar Lim (TPR): "The Right Against Public Shaming"

Public shaming is sometimes thought of as a “easier” alternative to formal punishment. Formal punishments like incarceration usually come with significant...
25
Nov
2019

John Broome (Oxford): Incommensurateness is vagueness

It is commonly said there can be three things, A, A+ and B, such that A+ is not better than B and B is not better than A, but A+ is better than A. This is said...

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