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Ethics Institute Speaker, Professor Chad Lee-Stronach

Time: 12pm-1:30pm

Location: Renaissance Park 4th Floor Common Room

Title: “Reproving Utilitarianism”


Utilitarianism is sometimes said to not only be true but to be provably so by a plausible interpretation of Harsanyi’s (1955) social aggregation theorem. It seems that to reject Utilitarianism, its opponents must, on pain of contradiction, reject one of the theorem’s premises. Prof. Chad Lee-Stronach argues that opponents of Utilitarianism need not reject anything; they may instead subsume Harsanyi’s theorem within a more general moral theory.