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PPE Lecture: Philosophy and Public Policy

At a Glance
Date: Monday 1 November 2010
Time: 5pm to 6pm
Location: LIB 2
Open To: Staff and Students
Cost: Free
Summary: Lecture from leading political philosopher Jonathan Wolff

Jonathan Wolff is a leading political philosopher. He has specialized in disadvantage and equality in relation to public policy making. He has written about Marx and Marxism, and Nozick. He co-edited Political Thought, an introductionary reader on political philosophy.

In 2009 he presented a 4 part series about the UK's National Health Service for the BBC's Radio 3. Entitled Doctoring Philosophy, it marked the 60th anniversary of the NHS and commenced by studying the philosophical background which led to the foundation of the service and the changing definitions of sickness and health. It went on to explore entitlement, issues of equality of service, and issues of priorities in a world of universal access. He has a monthly column in the Guardian.

This lecture was jointly organised by the PPE Society.