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13:15 - 13:55 23 November 2010

LUNCH HOUR LECTURE: Philosophy and Public Policy

Location

Darwin Lecture Theatre - accessed via Malet Place | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free and open to anyone on a first-come first-served basis. Lectures are also streamed live online or can be downloaded after the event.
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor Jonathan Wolff, UCL Philosophy

Can moral and political philosophy be used to help solve problems in public life? How? Some philosophers attempt to derive theories to be applied in practice. This, it will be argued, is not a practical or desirable approach. Rather the philosopher should try to understand the values underlying dilemmas of public policy and to explore options for reducing or resolving them. Public policy needs the application of philosophical skills, rather than philosophical theory.


Contact

Dan Martin
020 7679 7675 | dan.martin@ucl.ac.uk


Links

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS LECTURE STREAMED LIVE ONLINE AT 13.15 ON 23 NOVEMBER


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