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June, 2018
5 Tue 3pm - 4:30pm Special Lecture: Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis
12 Tue 3:30pm - 5:30pm Double-Seminar: Rethinking "Disease" (Russell Powell); Invertebrate Animal Ethics (Irina Mikhalevich)
14 Thu 2:30pm - 4pm St Cross Special Ethics Seminar: A New Argument for Ethical Pluralism With a Surprising Implication for Ideal Moral Theory
15 Fri 5:30pm - 6:45pm ‘The Evolution of Moral Progress’, Book Launch with Professor Allen Buchanan and Dr Russell Powell
21 Thu 11am - 12:30pm Panel Discussion: Neurotech Now, and Beyond the Horizon
1pm - 5:30pm Bucharest-Oxford WiP Workshop 2018
5:30pm - 7pm Special Public Lecture: Playing With Life (Hank Greely)
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Special Lecture: Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis

Tuesday, 5 June, 2018   3pm - 4:30pm
Oxford Martin School, Seminar Room 1, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BD
28 spaces available


Cost-benefit analysis has become the dominant methodology for assessing governmental policy. It has given rise to a vast academic literature, and is now officially required as part of the policymaking process in a number of governments. But cost-benefit analysis is flawed. It lacks firm normative foundations and is biased toward the rich. In this talk, I describe and defend a better approach: the social welfare function.

Speaker: Professor Matthew Adler,... [Read more]

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