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CfR: The Future of Work – Philosophical and economic perspectives. Rotterdam June 22-24, 2022


CFR - The Future of Work: Economic and Philosophical Perspectives. Rotterdam June 22-24


Date: June 22-24, 2022.

Time: 9 am – 6 pm (CET, summer time)

Location: Erasmus School of Philosophy, Mandeville Building T3-16 and online (registration below)


The Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics is delighted to host a conference on ’The Future of Work: Philosophical and Economic Perspectives’, to be held in Rotterdam from June 22-24, 2022. Everyone who is interested is welcome to attend in person or online.



Work has always played a major role in human lives throughout history, and the nature of work is ever changing. Increases in productivity, changes in the labor market, and the Covid pandemic have all contributed to transforming the ways in which most adult humans spend a significant share of their time. This conference gathers an interdisciplinary set of scholars interested in understanding, anticipating, and influencing the future of work. It will feature talks on, among other topics, fairness and reproductive work, Immanuel Kant’s political philosophy of work, and whether machines should provide meaningful work to all.



Pascal Brixel (Clemson)

Huub Brouwer (Tilburg)

Denise Celentano (Radboud)

Willem van der Deijl (Tilburg)

Nancy Folbre (UMass Amherst)

Markus Furendal (Stockholm)

Anca Gheaus (CEU)

Sarah Goff (LSE)

Serena Olsaretti (ICREA – UPF) 

Tom Parr (Warwick – UPF)

Areti Theofilopoulou (Hong Kong)

Kate Vredenburgh (LSE)

Nicholas Vrousalis (Erasmus)

Elisabeth Widmer (Vienna)

Nuna Zekić (Tilburg)

and Yanis Varoufakis

If you want to attend (in person or virtually), please sign up by following this link:


More information:

PhilEvents page:

Inequality Against Freedom project:


Organizing committee:

Markus Furendal, Huub Brouwer, Willem van der Deijl, and Nicholas Vrousalis

Photo: Knocker-upper at work in the Netherlands, 1947. Source: Wikipedia

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