Institute of Applied Ethics Symposium:
Work & the Good Life: Utopias, Alternatives, Ethical Perspectives
The aim of the symposium is to raise questions and stimulate thinking about the nature and future of work, at individual, organisational and societal levels. Three main topics will be addressed:
1. Why work?
Examining issues such as what counts as work, the values that we place on work and issues of work and identity.
2. How to work?
Exploring issues such as how our working lives should be organised, if the availability and quality of work be left to the job market and the challenges raised by the digital platform and gig economies.
3. Alternatives to work?
Examining alternatives to working life, the distinction between work and family commitments and the impacts of robots and automation on our attitudes to work in the future.
This symposium promises a day of thought-provoking discussion, confronting empirical, theoretical and philosophical perspectives, critical and utopian approaches. The discussion will start with presentations by speakers from academia and policy, including Sam Clark (University of Lancaster), Patrick Reedy (University of Hull), Guy Standing (SOAS), Will Stronge (Autonomy Institute) and Dr Ewan McGaughey (Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London).
The event will conclude by a roundtable featuring representatives of local groups from Hull, responding to the ideas from the perspective of their daily practice.
A free networking lunch will be provided.
The event is free and all are welcome, booking essential.
For bookings and enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 465775