Incommensurability: Vagueness, Parity and other Non-Conventional Comparative Relations

December 6, 2019 - December 7, 2019
Institute for Futures Studies

Holländargatan 13

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Lund University
Institute for Futures Studies

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Welcome to a workshop on incommensurability at the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm 6-7 December 2019.
The workshop will focus on how one can account for value incommensurability, its implications for ethical theory and decision theory. The following presentations will be given:
Arrhenius, Gustaf (Institute for Futures Studies & Stockholm University) “Population ethics and conflict of value imprecision”
Chrisoula Andreou (University of Utah) “Parity without imprecise equality”  
John Broome (Oxford University) “Incommensurability is vagueness”
Krister Bykvist (Institute for Future Studies & Stockholm University) TBA
Ruth Chang (Oxford University) “Defusing Continua Arguments”
Luke Elson (University of Reading) “Indeterminacy and agency”
Anders Herlitz (Institute for Futures Studies) “Nondeterminacy and reasonable choice”
Mozaffar Qizilbash (University of York) "Incommensurability, 'Rough Comparability' and Vagueness: On Value Relations and Populations Ethics"
Wlodek Rabinowicz (Lund University) “Are Probabilities Values?”
Miriam Schoenfield (MIT) "Contracting and Dilating with Imprecise Probabilites"
The workshop is organised by Anders Herlitz and Henrik Andersson at the Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm. Attendance is free of charge but please send an email to [email protected] no later than 8 of November to let us know you're coming.

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November 8, 2019, 4:00am CET

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