Workshop on New Work on Duties to Rescue: Pummer’s The Rules of Rescue and Frowe’s Help: The Ethics of Rescue
27th-28th April 2023 Centre for Aesthetic, Moral, and Political Philosophy University of Leeds
Recent years have seen a surge of interest in Effective Altruism, a movement devoted to encouraging individuals, non-governmental organisations, and governments to direct aid in the most cost-efficient ways. While there is an established philosophical literature on the demandingness of our duties to rescue, Effective Altruism’s popularity has led to a growth in sophisticated work on the nature of our duties to rescue. This workshop focuses on Theron Pummer’s The Rules of Rescue (Oxford University Press, 2022) and Helen Frowe’s manuscript Help: The Ethics of Rescue, which seek to fill this gap in the literature.
Speakers: Helen Frowe (Stockholm), Theron Pummer (St Andrews), Joseph Bowen (Leeds), Mollie Gerver (Kings), James Goodrich (UW-Madison), Kim Ferzan (U. Penn), Gerald Lang (Leeds), Brian McElwee (Southampton), Jonathan Parry (LSE), and Charlotte Unruh (Oxford).
When: 9.30-5 27th April and 9.30-1.30 28th April, 2023.
Organisers: Joseph Bowen and Gerald Lang
While attendance is free and open to all, places are limited so please email to register interest. We would like to thank the Society of Applied Philosophy for financial support.