I am very interested in the topic but will be unable to attend. Is there any chance of recording the talk in some fashion? OR is a similar talk by Mr. Beckstead already available for viewing/listening? Thank you.
On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 1:09 AM, Anna Salamon <[address removed]>
Nick Beckstead is a philosophy student from Rutgers (and a GWWC co-organizer), who is writing his dissertation on existential risk. You should seriously consider coming out and getting to know him, especially if you're interested in high-impact do-gooding, the philosophical issues surrounding it, and/or existential risk. (He's in town until Wednesday).
He'll be talking on Tuesday at 6pm, at Essex House (3045 Shattuck Ave, in Berkeley), as follows:
Title: Population ethics with math: Why some of your intuitions *must* be wrong and what to do about it
Abstract: Philosophers have proven some interesting theorems that teach us some important things about which futures are better than others. They tell us that some very firm intuitions must be wrong, and they may tell us something important about methodology for thinking about ethics. What you get: knowledge of the most important results from population ethics and familiarity with a couple of important responses to those results. (The results are due to Derek Parfit, Gustaf Arrhenius, John Harsanyi, and John Broome.)
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