Nir Eyal (Henry Rutgers Professor of Bioethics, Rutgers University): "Luck-Egalitarian Priority for the Imprudent"

Wed, Apr 14, 2021, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: 
Virtual
Audience: 
Free And Open To The Public
Speaker(s): 

Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminar

Abstract: We all make unhealthful choices, and luck egalitarianism is commonly understood as an approach to ethics that is willing or inclined to hold patients responsible for their unhealthful choices. I shall argue that luck egalitarianism is committed to the opposite policy. Not only do consistent luck egalitarian policy makers not hold unhealthful choices against patients. They tend to prioritize patients whose unhealthful choices are what made them disadvantaged.

Bio:  Nir Eyal is the inaugural Henry Rutgers Professor of Bioethics at Rutgers University. He founded and directs Rutgers’s Center for Population-Level Bioethics, with appointments at the School of Public Health and the Department of Philosophy. Dr. Eyal’s work falls primarily in population-level bioethics, and he co-edits OUP’s series in that area. Before coming to Rutgers, he worked for 13 years at Harvard. Earlier, he was the Center for Human Values’ Shapiro postdoc. 

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