We are back in the UK, though right at this moment I am in Copenhagen to take part in the live role-playing game Kapo. Otherwise, I keep working on my new theory in population ethics and, by editor request, a shortened version of my article on George Sher’s political perfectionism.
I forgot to mention that my review of Nudge (by Richard Thaler & Cass Sunstein) came out earlier this year, in Swedish, in Tidskrift för politisk filosofi. More recently, the Nordic Council of Ministers (more specifically the Nordic Committee on Bioethics) published the report Public Health: ethical issues. I contributed a chapter entitled “Individual Liberty in Public Health: no trumping value” which argues for the importance of liberty but against its priority relative to other values such as health (building partly on my “Anti-paternalism and the Invalidation of Reasons” published earlier this year).
The philosophical society Sherpa‘s saloons at Stockholm City library, open for the public, continue. I led a saloon on The Private Home, with Sara Belfrage, in August. The socity is open to broading our activities but have no concrete plans at this moment. In the meantime, the Swedish society for philosophical practice has been created. Living mostly in exile, I have not had the opportunity to take part more than applauding this development and becoming an early member.
My research plan for this academic year is to devide my time equally between libertarian paternalism and more traditional issues to do with paternalism.