HT2023: Longtermism (with Timothy L. Williamson).
NOTE 24/02/23: Readings for weeks 7 and 8 are being reconfigured. Should be complete by Sunday. Email me or Tim if you need to start your reading earlier than that.
Time and location:
13:30-15:30, Fridays HT2023 in the Ryle Room, Radcliffe Humanities Building (Philosophy Faculty).
Before each class, students should read the Core Readings, and are highly encouraged to read at least one Additional Reading of their choice. Further Readings
are entirely optional, but interested students are encouraged to bring them up in class.
Week 1: Introduction to Longtermism
Week 2: Overview of Population Ethics and Long-term Interventions
Week 3: From Axiological to Deontic Longtermism
Week 5: Extinction Risk and the Asymmetry
Week 7: The Scale of the Future