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Back to Bentham? A discussion on the optimal distribution of wellbeing


Michael Plant provides a brief overview of the main approaches to aggregating individual advantage - utilitarianism, egalitarianism, prioritarianism, and leximin. Social scientists are not very familiar with this literature, even though you cannot use subjective wellbeing measures without (implicitly) making a choice. The use of subjective wellbeing measures is implicitly utilitarian: the best outcome is the […]

The science of wellbeing: causes, consequences, and policies

Magdalen College Oxford

This hybrid workshop was held over two days at the University of Oxford to discuss topics covered in The Science of Wellbeing, the first textbook to be published on the subject. The textbook is co-authored by Prof Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and Prof Lord Richard Layard, and will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2022. The […]

Life, death, and WELLBYs

Harris Manchester College Oxford

HLI's Founder and Director, Dr Michael Plant, will present his latest thinking on determining the neutral point of wellbeing scales.