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How (Not) to Make Everyone Better Off (Forum for European Philosophy public lecture)

23 November 2015, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Forum for European Philosophy public lecture

Policymakers often aim for so-called “Pareto improvements” — changes that make at least one person better off and no one worse off. This may sound innocuous, but is it always a sensible idea? Philosopher Anna Mahtani argues that there is more to the notion of a ‘Pareto improvement’ than meets the eye.

Anna Mahtani is Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE.

Chair: Jonathan Birch is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method (LSE) and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow.

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Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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