Sun., Jun. 07 | Zoom

Utility vs. Equity?

In a social system with marginalized minorities, strict utilitarianism can have consequences that are problematically discriminatory. In this talk, we'll contrast the utilitarian maxim of ‘the greatest good for the greatest number’ with principles of equity. Led by Kayla Wiebe, PhD(c)
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Utility vs. Equity?

Time & Location

Jun. 07, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT

About the event

Kayla Wiebe is a PhD candidate in the philosophy department at the University of Toronto and is doing a collaborative specialization in bioethics through the Joint Centre for Bioethics. Her research is in political and legal philosophy, psychiatric ethics, and respect for persons with severe mental illnesses in health care contexts. Her thesis writing is on hold for a few months while she works part time teaching at U of T and works part time at SickKids on an ethics working group in policy development for resource allocation.

This event is part of our COVID-19 Spring Series. In an effort to stay connected while isolated, let's discuss the ethical issues you and the world are experiencing in true Café Bioethics fashion, with open minds, utmost respect, and intellectual accessibility.

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