Speaker: Matthew Ryan
Affiliation: University of Auckland
Title: Freedom of Opportunity: Axiomatic Approaches
Date: Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 6115, Owen Glenn Building
This talk will give a brief and selective overview of the literature on axiomatic characterisations of freedom. Since this literature spans (at least) economics, mathematics, philosophy, politics and statistics, I hope it might be a fruitful area of potential research for the CMSS group. I’ll discuss the main strands of this research and some key results. I’ll also present recent work connecting this literature to that on abstract convexity, including some (hopefully interesting!) open questions.