Intergenerational Justice

Hardcover | June 21, 2009

EditorAxel Gosseries, Lukas H. Meyer

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Is it fair to leave the next generation a public debt? Is it defensible to impose legal rules on them through constitutional constraints? From combating climate change to ensuring proper funding for future pensions, concerns about ethics between generations are everywhere. In this volumesixteen philosophers explore intergenerational justice. Part One examines the ways in which various theories of justice look at the matter. These include libertarian, Rawlsian, sufficientarian, contractarian, communitarian, Marxian and reciprocity-based approaches. In Part Two, the authors look morespecifically at issues relevant to each of these theories, such as motivation to act fairly towards future generations, the population dimension, the formation of preferences through education and how they impact on our intergenerational obligations, and whether it is fair to rely on constitutionaldevices.

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Is it fair to leave the next generation a public debt? Is it defensible to impose legal rules on them through constitutional constraints? From combating climate change to ensuring proper funding for future pensions, concerns about ethics between generations are everywhere. In this volumesixteen philosophers explore intergenerational ju...

Axel Gosseries is a Permanent Research Fellow at the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FRS), based at the Chaire Hoover d'ethique economique et sociale (Universite catholique de Louvain). He also lectures at the universities of Louvain and St-Louis (Brussels). Lukas Meyer is Assistenzprofessor fur Praktische Philosophie at the Uni...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.05 inPublished:June 21, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Axel Gosseries and Lukas H. Meyer: Introduction: Intergenerational Justice and Its ChallengesPart I: Theories1. Janna Thompson: Identity and Obligation in a Transgenerational Polity2. Hillel Steiner and Peter Vallentyne: Libertarian Theories of Intergenerational Justice3. Stephen M. Gardiner: A Contract on Future Generations?4. Axel Gosseries: Three Models of Intergenerational Reciprocity5. Christopher Bertram: Exploitation and Future Generations6. David Heyd: A Value or an Obligation? Rawls on Justice to Future Generations7. Daniel Attas: A Trans-Generational Difference Principle8. Lukas H. Meyer and Dominic Roser: Enough for the FuturePart II: Specific Issues9. Rahul Kumar: Wronging Future People10. Dieter Birnbacher: What Motivates Us to Care for the (Distant) Future?11. Krister Bykvist: Preference Formation and Intergenerational Justice12. Gustaf Arrhenius: Egalitarianism and Population Change13. Clark Wolf: Intergenerational Justice, Human Needs, and Climate Policy14. Victor M. Muniz-Fraticelli: The Problem of a Perpetual Constitution