The academic staff in Philosophy@LSE (comprising the Forum for European Philosophy, the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, theCentre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences as well as cognate faculty in various departments) will present aspects of their research that are of interest to a general audience. Students, alumni and the public at large are invited to these public talks and to participate in the discussion.
Justice in Finance
Tuesday 4 February, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Gabriel Wollner, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow
Chair: Bryan Roberts, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow
There has recently been much debate among economists and politicians about the idea of levying a tax on particular transactions on international financial markets. Gabriel Wollner will contribute to the debate about international financial transaction taxation by bringing the perspective of political philosophy to bear on the politicians’ and economists’ arguments about policy. He will develop a framework for thinking about justice in finance and defend the idea of an international financial transaction tax as an instrument for making the international financial system more just.
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEjustice
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Forum for European Philosophy
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London School of Economics, WC2A 2AE