The Dennes Room

Philosophy 290-4

Fall 2018

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
290-4 Graduate Seminar: Remnants of Contractualism: Consent, Reasonable Rejection, Aggregation and Risks Munoz-Dardé W 4-6 Moses 234

This year the seminar will be organized around some contractualist themes in contemporary philosophy. The issues we are to address can be organized under four headings. First, the role of consent. Second, Scanlonian contractualism, in contrast to consequentialism. Third, the weight of numbers: Aren’t aggregative concerns intuitively compelling in certain social policy contexts? Does that show that we must move beyond a pure individualistic perspective to one in which consequential outcomes are part of the measure of justice? We’ll finish by considering how these questions bear on how to think of the imposition of risks on others.

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