The Concept and Ethics of Laziness

You are invited to join us for a two day workshop on the Concept and Ethics of Laziness, 8 and 9 December 2022 at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford.

Venue:  The Ryle Room, Faculty of Philosophy, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG 
Organised by Katrien Devolder (Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics).

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the John Fell Fund in funding this workshop.

Please RSVP to if you would like to join some or all of the workshop (spaces are limited).  A DefaultVeg lunch will be provided, so please also indicate if you would like to be included in the lunch catering numbers. 
Thursday 8 December

9:30     Welcome + Coffee
10:00   Gwen Bradford (Rice University), ‘Failure’
11: 00  Coffee 
11: 20  Joel Anderson (Utrecht University), 'Laziness and Procrastination: Conceptual Distinctions and Normative Implications’
12:20   Lunch 
13: 30  Lisa Forsberg (University of Oxford), 'Achievement and the Value of Effort’
14: 30  Coffee
14:50   Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Aarhus University), ‘Two Concepts of Laziness’
15:50:  End

Friday 9 December 

09:00   Coffee
09:30   Roger Crisp (University of Oxford), 'Lazing Around the Mean: Aristotle on Laziness’
10:30   Tom Parr (University of Warwick), ‘A Social Approach to Laziness’
11:30   Coffee
12:00   Katrien Devolder (University of Oxford), 'Laziness and Underachievement’
13:00   Lunch