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Are there risks we can't afford to take?

Professor Jonathan Wolff will be leading a talk and discussion about the theoretical and practical implications of risk.


When we expose others to risk we make a moral choice. When we choose, is there a line to draw between acceptable and unacceptable risk? Where would, for example, the risk from passive smoking come in decisions about smoking in public? Or the risk of inaction against climate change?

Professor Jonathan Wolff will be leading a talk and discussion about the theoretical and practical implications of risk. He is Professor of Philosophy at University College London, Principle Investigator on the AHRC funded project, The Ethics of Risk and a columnist for the Guardian; just some of the many appointments and qualifications that make him an ideal Big Ideas expert.


Speaker(s):

Prof Jonathan Wolff | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

29 September 2009 at 8:00 pm

Duration:

3 hours

 

Venue:

The Wheatsheaf
25 Rathbone Place
London
W1T 1DG

http://www.bigi.org.uk
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Organised by:

Big Ideas
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Tickets:

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