20. Juni 2018
Wir laden herzlich ein zu einem Gastvortrag von Alice Baderin (Nuffield College, University of Oxford/University of Reading):
The Benefits and Burdens of Risk
Montag, den 2. Juli 2018 um 18 Uhr
Allendeplatz 1, Raum 250
What is the nature of the experience of risk?
Insecurity can impose distinctive burdens on individuals: making us anxious, impairing our relationships, and limiting our ability to plan our lives. On the other hand, risky situations are sometimes exciting, liberating, and even empowering. The lecture will explore these two contrasting visions of the place of risk in human experience. I will discuss a recent collaborative project that employed large-scale survey data to investigate the relationship between economic risk and individual self-respect. I will then draw out some broader lessons from this study: both for the ethics of risk and for the question of the role of public opinion in normative political theory.