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Time and the Generations – Population Ethics for a Diminishing Planet

Date: 15th January and 5th February 2019

Speaker: Sir Partha Dasgupta

Time: 18:15-19:45

Location: Drawing Room.

Sir Partha’s Arrow Lectures are now with the press and will be published in early Spring. The title is Time and the Generations – Population Ethics for a Diminishing Planet.  The monograph is written for social scientists and students in the Humanities. It offers conceptual foundations and applies them to obtain quantitative estimates of what the biosphere can bear in terms of population size and the standard of living. Students should have a glimpse of the global problems we increasingly face in consequence of our treatment of the biosphere.