IN PURSUIT of SOCIAL PROGRESS

Matthew Adler, Marc Fleurbaey

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Abstract

In 2014, the New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote: 'Some of the smartest thinkers on problems at home and around the world are university professors, but most of them just don't matter in today's great debates.. I write this in sorrow, for I considered an academic career and deeply admire the wisdom found on university campuses. So, professors, don't cloister yourselves like medieval monks-we need you!' At that time, a group of academics were working to launch the International Panel on Social Progress, with the aim of preparing a report analysing the current prospects for improving our societies.1 It gathered about 300 researchers from more than 40 countries and from all disciplines of the social sciences, law and philosophy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-449
Number of pages7
JournalEconomics and Philosophy
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Economics and Econometrics

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