Christophe Salvat participe au workshop « Epistemic Utility Meets Population Ethics » organisé par l’Institute for Futures Studies à Stockholm17 novembre 2016 - 18 novembre 2016, Institute for Futures Studies, Holländargatan 13, Stockholm
Epistemic utility theorists have recently started addressing the question of how to compare epistemic states that differ in the number of propositions they have an opinion on. It has become apparent that the problems that this question raises for epistemic utility theory are structurally analogous to problems that population ethicists have been discussing the last three decades. In particular, it turns out that epistemic utility theorists have their version of Parfit’s “repugnant conclusion” to worry about. The aim of this workshop is to discuss what epistemic utility theorists can learn from population ethicists (and vice versa).
Christophe Salvat est chargé de recherche au CNRS, section 37 (économie et gestion).