5 października 2023 - Jay Zameska - Can contractualists complain about risk?
Interdyscyplinarne Centrum Etyki UJ (INCET) zaprasza na kolejne otwarte seminarium badawcze! Referat zatytułowany " Can contractualists complain about risk?” wygłosi Jay Zameska, nowy pracownik INCET. Spotkanie odbędzie się w czwartek 5 października o godzinie 17:30 w sali 25 przy ul. Grodzkiej 52 oraz za pośrednictwem platformy MS Teams.
In recent years, T.M. Scanlon's contractualism has gained popularity as a framework for addressing risk and uncertainty in public health ethics. However, questions persist regarding its compatibility with interpretations of risk, uncertainty, and probability. In this talk I argue that contractualism's "individualist restriction," which prohibits group-based complaints, conflicts with the frequentist interpretation of probability. As a result, risk-based complaints are unacceptable in contractualist moral reasoning. In practical terms, this issue may make it difficult for contractualism to justify certain health-related policies about risk that are intuitively correct (e.g. prioritization on health-related risks). This issue raises significant challenges for the viability of contractualism as a non-consequentialist moral theory, particularly in areas related to risk, medicine, and public health. In the talk, I will provide a more comprehensive explanation of this problem and briefly outline three potential resolutions.