Digest Week 4 Trinity Term 2021

TT21, Week 4 (16th - 22nd May)

If you have entries for the weekly Digest, please send information to admin@philosophy.ox.ac.uk by midday, Wednesday the week before the event. 

Unless otherwise stated, all events will take place online.

Notices - other Philosophy events, including those taking place elsewhere in the university and beyond

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The Great Health Dilemma: Is Prevention Better than Cure? | 17:15-18:15 | Online

Professor Chris Dye & Professor Salim Abdool Karim in conversation

The benefits of prevention over cure are self-evident and yet we are reluctant to invest in staying healthy. Resolution of this age-old dilemma begins with a timeless truth: the benefits of good health come at a cost; prevention is not better than cure at any price. That logic leads to the testable hypothesis that prevention should be favoured when an imminent, high-risk, high-impact hazard can be averted at relatively low cost. Application of this idea helps to explain why cigarette smoking is still common place, why the world was not ready for the COVID-19 pandemic, why billions still do not have access to safe sanitation, and why the response to climate change has been so slow. Join Professor Chris Dye, author of The Great Health Dilemma, and Professor Salim Abdool Karim, Director of the Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), as they discuss ways to invest more money and effort in health promotion and prevention around the world today.

To register and watch live: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/the-great-health-dilemma

To watch later: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8qjF2-FAzY


Hegel Reading Group | The Phenomenology of Spirit | 18:00-19:30 | Online

The Hegel Reading Group continues to meet by Skype on Tuesdays 18.00-19.30. We are reading 'The Phenomenology of Spirit' (any translation). We are reading in Section 6. B: Self-Alienated Spirit. Culture. New Readers please contact either Susanne Herrmann Sinai or Louise Braddock for the Skype link and details of the week's reading.

"Putting a value on nature: Influencing global action on environmental challenges" | 17:00 - 18:00 | Online

Inger Andersen & Cameron Hepburn in conversation

To register click here