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Overview

This book contributes to the discussion about obligations to future generations by arguing that a principle of justice, according to which we must share the environmental resources of the planet with future generations, must be considered to be part of the just basic structure of society. The argument is based on a close study of Rawls' theory of justice and particularly of its treatment of the future generations issue. But the author claims that the affirmation of a principle of justice towards future generations must be accompanied by the attempt to articulate the motives that shape a concern with the fate of future persons in the first place. In order to consider, and further, its real chances, we must put the perspective of justice between generations, with its very detached character, within the context of our view from the present such as it is situated in historical time. This opens a fascinating but difficult field of inquiry about inter-generational value and its different aspects.
Although it is centred on the theory of justice and on general ethics, the book also pays attention to the legal issues raised by the notion of a future-oriented just basic structure of society.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792357568
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 6/30/1999
  • Series: Law and Philosophy Library Series , #40
  • Edition description: 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 170
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1: Introduction. 1.1. The Just Basic Structure. 1.2. The Two Perspectives. 2: Clarifying the Issue. 2.1. No General Account of Rights and Duties Between Generations. 2.2. The Sustainable Economy. 2.3. The Challenge to the Legal System. 2.4. The Ecological Discourse and Justice Between Generations. 2.5. Macro-Ethics. 3: The Setting. 3.1. The Environment: General Features. 3.2. Conceptual Issues. 4: Justice: A Detached Perspective. 4.1. Why Justice? 4.2. Justice over Time and Reciprocity. 4.3. Rawls on Future Generations: An Overview. 5: Justice in Context: The View From the Present. 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. Values Across Generations. 5.3. A Philosophical Challenge. 6: Justice as Focus. Bibliography. Index.

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