Please join us this Thursday, November 5, for the next talk in the Tocqueville Project’s lectures in philosophy and political economy series:
“Equality of Opportunity, Meritocracy, and Social Cohesion. Pick two.”
Dr. Ryan Muldoon, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Buffalo
Liberal Arts room 250, UNO Lakefront Campus
Muldoon will argue that meritocracy and social cohesion can conspire to eliminate equality of opportunity, and that we ought to drop social cohesion as a desirable goal, to preserve equality of opportunity and meritocracy.
Ryan Muldoon is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Buffalo. Previously, he was a Senior Research Fellow in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics program at the University of Pennsylvania and a Post-Doctoral Fellow of Science and Values at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. His primary research investigates how we can turn the challenge of increasing diversity into a resource to be tapped for our mutual benefit. Specifically, he investigates how diversity can lead to more just societies, to an increase in the amount and quality of scientific production, and greater wealth.
This lecture is part of the Tocqueville Project’s lecture series in philosophy and political economy. Support from this lecture series has come from the John Templeton Foundation, Charles Koch Foundation, UNO Student Government, and the UNO Department of Philosophy.