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Philosophy meets Economics and Public Policy
31st May: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm BST
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, happening 4 times
Four lectures by Dr Roberto Fumagalli, Director of Philosophy, Politics & Economics Programme, King’s College London
Dr Fumagalli, a visiting scholar at Blackfriars for Trinity Term 2021, conducts research at the interface between philosophy, economics and public policy. He offers us four lectures growing out of his research, which seeks:
(a) to articulate and defend a reformed division of labour between philosophers, economists and other empirical scientists in the ongoing attempt to define and measure well-being;
(b) critically to assess the “principle of secular motivation” by refining current distinctions between religious, secular and antireligious reasons;
(c) to respond to the covid-related public health emergency by arguing against the use of lotteries and other randomization procedures for allocating scarce life-saving and other medical resources.
The lecture topics are:
24 May – “A reformed division of labour for the science of well-being”
31 May – “A more liberal public reason liberalism”
7 June – “Preferences versus Opportunities: which conceptual foundation for normative welfare economics?”
14 June – “Why we should not use randomization procedure to allocate scarce life-saving resources”