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London School of Economics & Political Science
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Panel Discussions

On Progress and Human Development

Thursday 27 November, 6.30 – 8pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE


Paul Anand|, Professor of Economics, The Open University





Catherine Audard|, Chair of the Forum for European Philosophy and Visiting Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE



Jonathan Wolff|, Professor of Philosophy, University College London




Chair: Gabriel Wollner|, Assistant Professor, Department of  Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

What is progress and how do we measure it? What account of wellbeing could accommodate a concern for self-realization and self-development? May an approach based on quality of life provide a superior alternative to utilitarian cost-benefit analysis? And could such an approach inform policy and practice? Paul Anand, Catherine Audard and Jonathan Wolff will combine insights from welfare economics and moral philosophy to offer new perspectives on the ideas of progress and human development. 

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEprogress