Philosophy Colloquium: "Saving Posterity from a Worse Fate"

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 5:25pm -- ngroll
Speaker: 
Niko Kolodny
Affiliation: 
UC Berkley

ABSTRACT:  Suppose we must choose among different outcomes, in which people fare better or worse.  And suppose different numbers of people, or at least different people, will exist in these outcomes.  How should we choose?  I consider an answer: roughly, that it is wrong to leave the worst-off to suffer a worse fate.  I suggest how it might solve some familiar problems in population ethics.  Then I ask whether we can accept it.

Date: 
Friday, October 19, 2018 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Bowl 2, Robertson Hall, WWS