Högre seminariet i filosofi bjuder in till seminarium med Greg Bognar, Stockholm. Seminariet har den engelska titeln "Trading Off Lives and Livelihoods".
Abstract (på engelska):
Public health emergencies sometimes require the restriction of civil liberties through social distancing: lockdowns, quarantines, the closure of public spaces and institutions, and so on. Social distancing measures can decrease mortality and morbidity, but they also cause social and economic harm. Policy makers have to make trade-offs between "lives and livelihoods," while introducing only the minimally necessary restrictions on civil liberties. Traditionally, cost-benefit analysis has played a central role in formulating these trade-offs.
Recently, however, some philosophers have argued that the trade-offs should be made on the basis of contractualist moral theory instead. In this paper, I argue against the use of contractualism for this purpose.
Observera att seminariet ges på engelska. Alla intresserade är välkomna att delta!