Aggregating the Right Moments

Should we prefer to give one person half a million minutes (i.e. one year) more life, or to give a million people one minute more each?  If iterated a million times over (once for each
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Should we prefer to give one person half a million minutes (i.e. one year) more life, or to give a million people one minute more each?  If iterated a million times over (once for each person in the million), the latter repeated choice is clearly better for all (by half a million minutes).  Moreover, as I suggested in comments to that post, if we assume that the million choices are independent of each other in value -- that is, the value of making one such choice does not depend on how the other choices are made -- then it quickly follows that it's better to give the million tiny benefits rather than the one big benefit, even in a one-off choice situation.However, it's worth flagging that on one very natural (but philosophically distorting) way of imagining the situation, the independence assumption will not hold.It's natural to imagine bestowing the extra gift of life to someone on their deathbed.  But then giving them one minute of time is not actually worth. . .

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Global Bioethics Initiative International Bioethics Summer School

Event name: Global Bioethics Initiative International Bioethics Summer School Dates: June 19–30, 2017 Location: Pace University College of Health Professions Application deadline: April 15 for
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Event name: Global Bioethics Initiative International Bioethics Summer School Dates: June 19–30, 2017 Location: Pace University College of Health Professions Application deadline: April 15 for reduced fees. See website for other deadlines Website: http://summerschool.globalbioethics.org/

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International Conference on: The Revelation at Sinai: What Does "Torah from Heaven" Mean?

Conference Name: International Conference on: The Revelation at Sinai: What does "Torah From Heaven" Mean? Conference Dates: June 18-22, 2017 Submission Deadline: December 31,
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Conference Name: International Conference on: The Revelation at Sinai: What does "Torah From Heaven" Mean? Conference Dates: June 18-22, 2017 Submission Deadline: December 31, 2016 Location: Jerusalem, Israel Website:   http://bibleandphilosophy.org/conference-2017

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North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress: Philosophy Panel

Conference Name: North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress: Philosophy Panel Conference Dates: May 19, 2017 Submission Deadline: January 31, 2017 Location: New York,
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Conference Name: North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress: Philosophy Panel Conference Dates: May 19, 2017 Submission Deadline: January 31, 2017 Location: New York, NY, USA Website: http://www.usbig.net/ Flyer:  NABIG

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2nd Annual PHILOsurfer Convergence

Conference Name: 2nd Annual PHILOsurfer Convergence  Conference Dates: June 16-18, 2017 Submission Deadline: N/A Location: Jamie's Rainforest Inn, Tofino,
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Conference Name: 2nd Annual PHILOsurfer Convergence  Conference Dates: June 16-18, 2017 Submission Deadline: N/A Location: Jamie's Rainforest Inn, Tofino, Canada Website: Email Patrick.Findler@kpu.ca or Colin.Ruloff@kpu.ca

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Young Scholars Workshop in Bible and Philosophy

Conference Name: Young Scholars Workshop in Bible and Philosophy Conference Dates: June 12-22, 2017 Submission Deadline: December 31, 2016 Location: Jerusalem,
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Conference Name: Young Scholars Workshop in Bible and Philosophy Conference Dates: June 12-22, 2017 Submission Deadline: December 31, 2016 Location: Jerusalem, Israel Website:   http://bibleandphilosophy.org/young-scholars-summer-workshop

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The 4th Biennial Mentoring Workshop for Pre-Tenure Women in Philosophy

Conference Name: The 4th Biennial Mentoring Workshop for Pre-Tenure Women in Philosophy Conference Dates: June 11-13, 2017 Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA Contact:
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Conference Name: The 4th Biennial Mentoring Workshop for Pre-Tenure Women in Philosophy Conference Dates: June 11-13, 2017 Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA Contact: Mentoring2017@umass.edu

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The World Phenomenology Institute Forty-First Annual Cambridge Conference 2017

Name: The World Phenomenology Institute Forty-First Annual Cambridge Conference 2017 Conference Dates: June 7-9, 2017 Submission Deadline: April 3, 2017 Location: Cambridge, MA,
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Name: The World Phenomenology Institute Forty-First Annual Cambridge Conference 2017 Conference Dates: June 7-9, 2017 Submission Deadline: April 3, 2017 Location: Cambridge, MA, USA Website: Phenomenology Flyer: Cambridge.pdf

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Workshop on the Rational Role of Cognitive Phenomenology

    Conference Name: Workshop on the Rational Role of Cognitive Phenomenology Event Date: June 6-7, 2017 Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017 Location: Bergen,
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    Conference Name: Workshop on the Rational Role of Cognitive Phenomenology Event Date: June 6-7, 2017 Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017 Location: Bergen, Norway Flyer: Cognitive Phenomenology 

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Submission deadline for the 2017 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought

The APA committee on Hispanics sponsors the annual Essay Prize in Latin American Thought, which is awarded to the author of the best unpublished, English-language, philosophical essay in
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The APA committee on Hispanics sponsors the annual Essay Prize in Latin American Thought, which is awarded to the author of the best unpublished, English-language, philosophical essay in Latin American thought. The purpose of this prize is to encourage fruitful work in Latin American thought. Eligible essays must contain original arguments and broach philosophical topics clearly related to the experiences of Hispanic Americans and Latinos. The winning essay will be published in the APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy. For more information on the submission process, please visit the Essay Prize in Latin American Thought page.

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