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Oct
19
2015

Research Seminar

Well-being and population ethics


Workshop on well-being and population ethics. Part of the project ‘Valuing future lives’ (‘Att värdera framtida liv’), funded by the Swedish Research Council (‘Vetenskapsrådet’).

Venue: The Institute for Futures Studies, Holländargatan 13, Stockholm.

Monday October 19

09:30 – 11:00 Hilary Greaves (Oxford): ’Comparing existence and nonexistence’
Commentator: Graham Oddie (Boulder, Colorado)

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee

11:30 – 13:00 Gustaf Arrhenius (Stockholm, IF): ‘Population ethics and superiority’
Commentator: Teru Thomas (Oxford)

13:00 – 14:15 Lunch

14.15 – 15.45 Ralf Bader (Oxford): ’The neutrality intuition’
Commentator: Daniel Ramöller (Stockholm)

15.45 – 16.15 Coffee

16:15 – 17.45 Tim Campbell (IF): ‘Personal Identity, well-being, and population ethics’
Commentator: Simon Beard (LSE, Oxford)

17.45 – 19:00 Drinks reception

19:00 Workshop dinner (for invited only)

 

Tuesday October 20

09:30 – 11:00 Simon Beard (LSE, Oxford): ‘Is the lifetime well-being of persons all that matters in population axiology?’
Commentator: Tim Campbell

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee

11:30 – 13:00 Elizabeth Finneron-Burns (IF): ‘Are our duties to future generations merely sufficientarian?’
Commentator: Katharina Berndt-Rasmussen (Uppsala, IF)

13:00 – 14:15 Lunch

14.15 – 15.45 Erik Carlson (Uppsala): ‘Arrhenius’s impossibility theorems’
Commentator: Orri Stefansson (IF)

15.45 – 16.15 Coffee

16:15 – 17.45 Teru Thomas (Oxford): ‘Indeterminacy and repugnance’
Commentator: Per Algander (Uppsala)

Workshop ends

If you have any questions concerning this workshop, please contact Krister Bykvist.

 

The project is part of the current research program. Read a summary here.