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Not Suitable for Work (Forum for Philosophy)

6 March, 11:00 am12:00 pm

 

When it comes to work, is less more? Bertrand Russell wrote that ‘immense harm is caused by the belief that work is virtuous’. In more recent times, organisations from Microsoft to the Wellcome Trust have experimented with a four-day week, and advocates argue that shorter working weeks will solve everything from unemployment to the gender pay gap. Brian O’Connor has recently argued that idleness allows us to be truly free. Our panel discuss whether work is making us bad citizens and unhappy humans.

 

Speakers
Odul Bozkurt, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Future of Work Hub, University of Sussex
Brian O’Connor, Professor of Philosophy, University College Dublin
Judy Wajcman, Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology, LSE

Chair
Sarah Fine, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at King’s College London

 

Part of the LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World

 

This online event is free and open to all. Participation via Zoom will require registration (not yet available).

 

Details

Date:
6 March
Time:
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.philosophy-forum.org/

Venue

Online via Zoom

Organiser

Forum for Philosophy
Website:
https://www.philosophy-forum.org