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Accepting collective responsibility for the future

Abstract:

Existing institutions do not seem well-designed to address paradigmatically global, intergenerational and ecological problems, such as climate change. 1 In particular, they tend to crowd out intergenerational concern, and thereby facilitate a “tyranny of the contemporary” in which successive generations exploit the future to their own advantage in morally indefensible ways (albeit perhaps unintentionally). Overcoming such a tyranny will require both accepting responsibility for the future and...

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Peer reviewed
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Gardiner, SM More by this author
Publisher:
University of Oxford, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Practical Ethics Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
1
Pages:
22-52
Publication date:
2017-06-30
Acceptance date:
2017-06-01
ISSN:
2051-655X
Pubs id:
pubs:702928
URN:
uri:cd204699-b5a6-404b-b0b2-e90be802be8e
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uuid:cd204699-b5a6-404b-b0b2-e90be802be8e
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pubs:702928

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