[MaFLa] invitation to a talk on`Children as Negative Externalities?`by Serena Olsarett - Tuesday, 8 March, 5.30 PM, Zrinyi 14, Room 412

Krisztina Biber Biberk at ceu.edu
Fri Mar 4 09:05:51 CET 2016

The CEU Department of Philosophy cordially invites you to a talk 
(as part of its Departmental Colloquium series)
Serena Olsaretti (ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Children as Negative Externalities?
Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 5.30 PM, Zrinyi 14, Room 412
According to some egalitarians, justice requires holding people liable for some consequences of their choices, and since under fair background conditions many or most parents choose whether to have children, justice requires that parents be held liable for the costs of children. This line of argument seems particularly forceful when parents´having children creates negative externalities for others. This paper critically examines this view and shows that scrutinising the question it answers - that of who should bear the costs of children - is more important than has been realised to date for formulating a complete and defensible theory of justice      

Note:  Professor Olasretti has provided two background articles for review before her talk that are now posted on the e-learning site.

Krisztina Biber
Department of Philosophy 

Central European University
Nador u. 9. | 1051 Budapest, Hungary
Office: + 36.1.327.3806 | biberk at ceu.hu | www.ceu.hu 
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