The 2022 Knox Lecture will be delivered online by Professor Frances Kamm (Rutgers University) on Thursday, 19 May at 5:15pm UK time.
Title: “Handling Future Pandemics: Harming, Not Aiding, and Liberty”
Abstract: All over the world there have been protests, based on a concern with liberty, against restrictions intended to defeat the current pandemic. In the light of possible future pandemics, this paper is concerned with which moral duties are justifiable in principle to those concerned with liberty. It considers the distinction between duties not to harm or risk harm and those to aid, the idea of morally innocent threats, the role of self-defense against harm, and the allocation of benefits and burdens among those who are and are not likely to harm others.
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