Professor Christine Korsgaard will give the Royal Institute of Philosophy Annual Lecture on March 16 at the University College London.
Her lecture is called "On Having a Good" and it is free and open to the public. Ted Honderich will preside.
In recent work I have defended the idea that the good is relational, that is, that the notion of good-for someone is prior to the notion of good, and that the idea of a good that is not good for anyone is incoherent. In this lecture I take up some issues raised by that account of the good. I ask what kinds of things can have a good, in what sense groups can have a good, how goods can and cannot be aggregated, and how we draw the line between changes in someone's identity and improvements in his/her condition.
Further information on the event here.
See her recent paper on "The Relational Nature of the Good" [pdf] (forthcoming in "Oxford Studies on Metaethics", Vol. 8 (Oxford University Press, 2013)
Christine Korsgaard is Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. Her books include "The Sources of Normativity" (Cambridge University Press, 1996) and "Self-Constitution: Agency, Identity, and Integrity" (Oxford University Press, 2009).