I will be talking about some of the project themes at this public engagement talk in Dundee on Oct. 8.
Forum for European Philosophy & The Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy
Public Engagement Talk
University of Dundee
Date and Time: Wed, Oct 8, 2014; 6pm-7.15pm
Location: Oxfam Bookstore, 45 Reform Street, Dundee City Centre DD1 1SL
“Is Equality Good for us?”
Dr Beth Lord (University of Aberdeen)
We all think equality is a good thing. Equality seems to be in the news every day, from Thomas Piketty’s bestselling book about economic inequality to the introduction of gay marriage legislation to arguments for better gender balance on company boards. Inequality, and the demand for greater equality, are central to people’s lives. But what do we mean by equality, and are some kinds better for us than others? How can it contribute to our wellbeing as individuals and communities? In this session we will see how philosophy can help us to figure out what we mean by equality and why we think it is so important.