Is Utilitarianism All That Bad A Doctrine for Egalitarians? - The Global Development Seminar Series
|Starts:||16:30 9 Dec 2015|
|Ends:||18:00 9 Dec 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Brooks World Poverty Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Professor Ravi Kanbur|
The Global Development Seminar Series
Is Utilitarianism All That Bad A Doctrine for Egalitarians?
Co-sponsored by the Social Theory and Development Histories Research Group
The literature on inequality, poverty and development - particularly that oriented around philosophy - is replete with trenchant and by now well-worn critiques of utilitarianism. Major departures from standard approaches to policy are often presaged as at least a partial answer to the difficulties of utilitarianism.
But is utilitarianism really at odds with egalitarian aims? Hear from C?ornell University professor Ravi Kanbur a?s he presents that conventional utilitarianism does provide a workable policy-oriented framework for egalitarians to work within, and that some departures from conventional utilitarianism are inegalitarian in their consequences.
Professor Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University
Professor Ravi Kanbur
Organisation: Cornell University
Travel and Contact Information
Cordingley Lecture Theatre
Humanities Bridgeford Street