Partiality and Impartiality: Can an Impartialist Ethics Accommodate Special Duties and Constraints?
Master’s Program in Philosophy Taught in English is pleased to invite you to the lecture "Partiality and Impartiality: Can an Impartialist Ethics Accommodate Special Duties and Constraints?" to be given by Prof. Monika Betzler, Department of Philosophy at the University of Berne, Switzerland. The lecture will be held at 17:30 on Thursday, October 2, Room 63, Faculty of Philosophy in the Main University Building, 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd.
This lecture will be on how so-called deontological constraints (e.g., that it matters that I do not kill) and special duties (e.g., that I should favor my fellow countrymen, or my relatives) could be accommodated by impartialist ethics, especially by new versions of consequentialism. A particular new brand of consequentialism that tries to incorporate partialist concerns will be disscused. It, however, as it will be argued in the lecture, fails to do so.