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Flavio Comim gives a talk on the Common Good at the Kellogg Institute

last modified Nov 05, 2018 12:36 PM

On Tuesday 23 October Dr Flavio Comim gave a talk on 'The Common Good and Rejection of the Poor (Aporophobia)' at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame.

The paper looks at the ethical gaps that undermine the very foundations of the Common Good and explores possible solutions discussing alternatives put forward by Amartya Sen, Martha Nussbaum, and Adela Cortina, who recently introduced the term ‘aporophobia’ to talk about the phenomenon of the rejection of the poor.

Flavio Comim is a development economist with the IQS School of Management at the Universitat Ramon Llullan in Barcelona, and a Research Associate at the Von Hügel Institute, St Edmund's College. He is also an affiliated lecturer in human development and ecosystems at the University of Cambridge and a founding member of the Human Development and Capability Association, which promotes research related to development. His work takes an interdisciplinary perspective on human development and the capability approach, incorporating ethics and social justice into development studies.



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