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‘Explaining Value Change’ – Project Workshop

Dec 25, 2020 | Project Updates

The Value Change team is organizing an international online workshop series on Explaining Value Change. On multiple dates in April and May 2021, international experts will discuss fundamental questions regarding our understanding of the phenomenon of value change.

Workshop Description

This workshop series aims to shed light on this under-investigated topic of value change. Despite its seemingly common enough occurrence, it is not clear what value change amounts to. Is value change simply a change in what people value, or is it a change in what is (objectively) valuable? The first step towards a clearer understanding of value change is to make headway on what exactly we need to explain when we want to explain value change. The workshop will bring together internationally leading scholars on philosophical value theory to explore the topic of value change.

The primary aim of the workshop series is to deepen our understanding of the phenomenon of value change from a value theoretic perspective. Furthermore, a secondary aim is to use that deepened understanding to explore the role of technology in value change. The series will provide an occasion to explore fundamental questions about value and value change. Each session will feature a 30 minute presentation and 90 minute of in-depth discussion.

Confirmed Speakers and dates

  • Thursday 15 April 2021, 17.00 pm (CET): Graham Oddie (University of Colorado, USA) 
  • Thursday 22 April 2021, 17.00 pm (CET): Wlodek Rabinowicz (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Thursday 29 April 2021, 17.00 pm (CET): Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Thursday 6 May 2021, 17.00 pm (CET): Krister Bykvist (Stockholm University, Sweden)


To participate, please send an email to [email protected]Kindly notify us whether you would like to participate in all or only some of the sessions, and please specify which.

We will send the meeting link and finalized programm to all registered participants in due time.

For inquiries about the workshop series, please contact the organisers Dr Steffen Steinert at [email protected]  and Dr Michael Klenk at [email protected]

More informations about the workshop can be found here.