Seminar: Professor John O'Neill, ‘Sustainability: How can each generation live well within limits?’

Past Event

27 January 2011, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Professor John O'Neill, University of Manchester

Chair: Professor Nick Bostrom

Well-being, Time and Sustainability: Epicurus or Aristotle? This seminar addresses two key questions about sustainability. Firstly, is it is possible to maintain or improve well-being without increasing consumption? Then, secondly, is it possible to extend the time-horizon of individuals and institutions so that the interests of future persons can be better made to count in current choices? The talk will approach answers from the contrasting perspectives of Philosophers Aristotle and Epicurus.

Seminars are free and open to everyone. They take place in the Old Indian Institute (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets) from 3.30-5.00pm on Thursdays during term time.