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CEPPA Talk (online) – Orri Stefánsson (Stockholm)

November 2, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Title: Chance Prioritarianism

Location: Teams (online only), and streamed from Edgecliffe G03

Abstract: I will defend what we could call survival chance prioritarianism, according to which the moral value of improving someone’s chance of surviving (some period) is greater the more likely the person was to die before the improvement. I motivate this view by showing that it justifies some common moral judgements that ex post views cannot accommodate, but I suggest that we should resist generalising the view to all chances (so, we should resist ex ante prioritarianism) and I give some reason for resisting survival chance egalitarianism. Finally, I defend the view against some natural objections


November 2, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Category:


Theron Pummer