Justice and Risk Workshop

Justice and Risk Workshop

Workshop

July 14, 2016 7:00 am — July 14, 2099 4:00 pm

Contact Jessica Begon for more information.

More information

The workshop aims to address these and related questions in the political philosophy of risk, and will be organised around a series of panels on topics including criminal justice, war, ageing, and distributive justice.
Nuffield College Oxford, 14–15 July 2016
Risk is both a pervasive feature of political life and a recurring issue in theorising about justice. The sense that economic life is becoming more uncertain for many, for example through the growth of zero-hours contracts, has moved issues of risk up the political agenda. At the philosophical level, questions of risk arise in a variety of forms when we think about what we owe to each other. For example, under what conditions is it justifiable to impose risks on others? How plausible is the precautionary principle that tells us it is “better to be safe than sorry”? In what respect, if any, does the imposition of risk itself constitute harm? What role should public assessments of risk play in policy-making? How can we deal ethically with our deep uncertainty about the future in situations of war or in relation to climate change?
The workshop aims to address these and related questions in the political philosophy of risk, and will be organised around a series of panels on topics including criminal justice, war, ageing, and distributive justice.
Registration is free, but places are limited. To register, please follow the link below.
http://justiceandrisk.weebly.com/