Do We Have Duties to Future Generations?
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Environmenetal advocates typically argue that we have a duty to protect the environment for future generations. But moral philosophers have raised questions about whether we can have duties to future generations. This chapter discusses some of those questions, including the Nonidentity Problem. It also explores two important policy questions involving duties to future generations: setting the discount rate in climate policy and managing global population growth.
KeywordsFuture Generations Climate Policy Nonidentity Problem Spring Lake Parfit
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