The increasing use of robotics and ICT to replace both physical work and, increasingly, service work raises questions about the importance of work to quality of life and having a meaningful life. Is work part of the good life, and if so, what kind of work? Do people have a right to work? Who is threatened by automation and who isn’t, and what does this imply for the distribution of welfare in society?
This will be the topic of this year’s annual OZSW debate, which will take place on 19 September 2017. Four panel members from the areas of practical and theoretical philosophy and psychology will discuss these issues, as well as related issues raised by the audience. The debate is open to both OZSW members and a wider audience. Please register if you would like to participate.