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Philosophical Aspects of Intergenerational Justice

  • Joanna Pasek
Part of the A Publications of the Egon-Sohmen-Foundation book series (EGON-SOHMEN)

Abstract

In his Introduction to an anthology entitled Responsibility to Future Generations Ernest Partridge (1981) puts some rather challenging questions to the reader. “What do we owe posterity?” he asks, and he goes on to say that “the question is unavoidable, for the course of human events has forced the issue upon us. We of this generation have in our hands unprecedented power to affect the future — forever.” And further, he says: “... it appears that we are not morally permitted simply to let the future be, for our responsibility is forced upon us”.

Keywords

Future Generation Present Generation Moral Duty Human Race Moral Intuition 
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  • Joanna Pasek

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