Stanford University philosophers John Perry and Ken Taylor, hosts of Philosophy Talk, the Bay Area's favorite philosophy radio show, will be taping two live programs at The Marsh in downtown Berkeley. Our meetup will be for the 3:00 p.m. show with UC Berkeley philosophy professorLara Buchak on Risky Business: The Business of Risk.
• There is an element of risk – either to ourselves or to others – in almost everything we do. By deciding to go to the grocery store, for example, we take a (very small) risk of getting into a car accident. Many risks are acceptable, of course, but how do we know when a risk is worth taking? The most important decisions, after all, are often risky ones. What about risks to others' welfare? How do we, and should we, take risk into account when we make decisions? John and Ken take their chances with Lara Buchak from UC Berkeley, author of Risk and Rationality.
If you want to read ahead, Prof. Buchak has several papers that you can download from her website:
You will need to buy your own tickets for this show by phone or in person at the Marsh, or online.
Members of Berkeley Philosophy Reading Group get a 50% discount! When buying online, when you get to the Discounts page, click on "Marsh Special" and enter the discount promocode "ptfan".
Our group can also meet up after the show at one of many nearby cafés.