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Katharina Nieswandt – Automation, Income and Merit

Bonjour à toutes et tous,

Pour sa 40ème édition, Fillosophie a le plaisir d’accueillir Katharina Nieswandt pour sa prochaine conférence, le vendredi 12 avril 2019, de 13h à 15h, au local W-5215 de l’UQAM (455 Boulevard René-Lévesque Est). La présentation s’intitule : “Automation, Income and Merit.”
Vous trouverez le résumé de la conférence ci-dessous. Vous pouvez aussi consulter les détails de l’événement sur Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/405312066688405/
La conférence sera en anglais. Elle sera suivie d’une collation.
Au plaisir de vous y voir en grand nombre,
L’équipe de Fillosophie
Résumé : “A recent wave of academic and popular publications say that utopia is within reach: Automation will progress to such an extent and include so many high-skill tasks that much human work will soon become superfluous. Some of the prospective gains from the highly automated economy, authors suggest, could be used to fund a universal basic income (UBI). Today’s workers would live off the robots’ products and spend their days on intrinsically valuable pursuits.I raise two questions regarding this prediction, and I answer both in the negative: (1) Is an increase in automation likely to cause a permanent decrease in the overall number of jobs or work hours and, thus, likely to create the need for UBI? (2) If such a decrease were to occur, would life on UBI in the automated economy be fundamentally different and better than life today? My answers will also provide a rough overview of theories about how income effectively is allocated and how it should be allocated (normatively).”
Bio : Professeure adjointe de philosophie à l’Université Concordia depuis 2017, Katharina Nieswandt a reçu son doctorat de l’Université de Pittsburgh. Elle a également fait un stage de postdoctorat à l’Université Stanford, au Center for Ethics in Society. Ses recherches concernent l’éthique fondamentale et normative et la théorie politique.  Elle s’intéresse particulièrement à la métaphysique des droits et aux questions de la justice économique.
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