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

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.

This event is part of a seminar series:

Seminar Series: "Intergenerational Justice: What do we owe future generations?"

What are the long-term consequences of decisions we make today, and to what extent should the interests of future generations be taken into account? There is a wide range of public policy challenges that require us to provide some sort of answer to these questions. This interdisciplinary seminar series brings together academics and experts to address the implications of critical question...

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Event Details

27 January 2011 15:30 - 17:00


Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School

34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets)