Utilitarianism as an Enduring Work

An Online Lecture and Q&A with Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer


Part of the Norton Library and Norton Critical Edition Speakers Series

In this event, Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer, editors of The Norton Library edition discussed why Utilitarianism has endured as an often-read (and taught) work.


Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek is Assistant Professor in the Institute of Philosophy, University of Lódz, Poland. A hedonistic utilitarian, she focuses her research on the philosophy of Henry Sidgwick and Derek Parfit, as well as on the concepts of well-being and pleasure. Together with Peter Singer she has written The Point of View of the Universe (Oxford University Press, 2014) and Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2017). Apart from academic work, she is keen to convey philosophical ideas to a wider audience, giving lectures and writing for popular magazines on how to live a good life.  


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