Paul Anand/ Catherine Audard/ Jonathan Wolff/ Gabriel Wollner
Thursday 27 November 2014, 6.30 – 8pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
Paul Anand, Professor of Economics, The Open University
Catherine Audard, Chair of the Forum for European Philosophy and Visiting Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE
Jonathan Wolff, Professor of Philosophy, University College London
Chair: Gabriel Wollner, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow
What is progress and how do we measure it? What account of wellbeing could accommodate a concern for self-realization and self-development? May an approach based on quality of life provide a superior alternative to utilitarian cost-benefit analysis? And could such an approach inform policy and practice? Paul Anand, Catherine Audard and Jonathan Wolff combined insights from welfare economics and moral philosophy to offer new perspectives on the ideas of progress and human development.