Seminar

Conrad Heilmann (Erasmus U Rotterdam) How to be fair: what philosophers and economists can learn from each other

Organised by Section Economics
Date

Tue 17 December 2019 12:30 to 13:30

Venue Leeuwenborch, building number 201
Hollandseweg 1
201
6706 KN Wageningen
0317-483639
Room C82
We all want to be fair. And we all want to be treated fairly. But what does it mean to be fair? And what is fairness in the first place? These questions have not been studied as extensively as one might think. We review fairness theories in philosophy and economics and show what both fields can learn from each other. We also advance a number of more specific claims, such as: fairness can be understood as an objective concept; and: the principle of proportionality requires more than just applying the proportional rule.

Conrad Heilmann and Stefan Wintein, Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE), Erasmus University Rotterdam