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Online Workshop: Universal Basic Income and the Meaning of Work

February 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - February 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

The Centre for Ethics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs

University of St. Andrews


This workshop took place 25-26 February, 2021.  The four presented papers were:

Deryn Thomas – University of St. Andrews/University of Stirling: “Basic Income and The Collective Benefits of Work”. Paper here and slides here.

Maria Koumenta – Queen Mary University of London: “The Case Against UBI”. Session video here.

Tom Parr – University of Warwick: “The Significance of Employment”. Session video here.

Angie O’Sullivan — University of Edinburgh: “Work as Just Compensation: What Nietzschean Genealogy Teaches Us about UBI”. Paper here.


This workshop was a prelude to a larger project, an AHRC-funded Research Network called “The Future of Work and Income”. To join the network and be kept up-to-date on its activities, please contact the workshop’s organiser.



 With gratefully acknowledged support from the


February 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am
February 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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Ben Sachs
Alex Douglas