CPLB Conference: “Incommensurability and Population-Level Bioethics”

Event Details

If you want to attend in person, please enter your information here by the end of Sunday May 8:

When you register, please send your proof of vaccination to events@cplb.rutgers.edu. Please wear masks throughout the discussions. Please also take a COVID rapid self-test (available at drugstores) before coming in the first day. We will provide you with a test for the second day. Lunch is provided as well. If you put down your name, please be sure to come.

If you want to attend on Zoom, please register here: https://rutgers.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJModO6rrz8iGtUSBNs2mfrb2XxKjxqN-E-L

Incommensurability and Population-Level Bioethics

May 17-18, 2022

Center for Population-Level Bioethics, Rutgers University
In collaboration with: Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm
Co-sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Philosophy

May 17th

10.00-10.45: Session 1: Introduction
Anders Herlitz: Incommensurability and population-level bioethics

10.45-11.00: Break

11.00-12.30: Session 2: Evaluating health states
Dan Hausman: The healthier-than relation and incommensurability
Krister Bykvist: Can we compare health states when our standards change

12.30-13.30: Lunch

13.30-15.00: Session 3: Decision methods
Walter Bossert: Incommensurability and consistency
Susuma Cato: The sufficientarian principle and incommensurability

15.00-15.15: Break

15.15-17.00: Session 6: Disability
Frances Kamm: Parity and disability
David Wasserman: Incommensurability in Healthcare Priority Setting: Can Parity Meet the Challenge of Constraining (Pure) Procedural Justice?
Michael Rabenberg: Comments

May 18th

10.00-12.30 Session 5: Valuing health benefits to future people
Melinda Roberts: Incommensurability, population and intuition
Wlodek Rabinowicz: Personalized neutral-range utilitarianism with incommensurable lives
Gustaf Arrhenius: Incommensurability and population ethics paradoxes

12.30-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.30: Session 6: Uncertainty and incommensurability in public policy
Chrisoula Andreou: Incommensurability, difficult decision making, and public policy
Orri Stefansson: Precaution, lexical utilities and vagueness
Adam Elga: Comments

15.30-15.45: Break

15.45-16.45: Future directions