In times of climate change and public debt, a concern for intergenerational justice should lead us to have a closer look at theories of intergenerational justice. It should also press us to provide institutional design proposals to change the deci...
Ageing without Ageism? contributes to the essential and timely discussion of age, ageism, population ageing, and public policy. It demonstrates the breadth of the challenges posed by these issues by covering a wide range of policy areas: from heal...
Laure Gillot-Assayag, Intergenerational Justice Review Without a doubt, Intergenerational Justice opens new avenues for reflection and action, particularly on the reductions of greenhouse gas emissions and on the possibility of a perpetual constitution. The book reflects the urgent need to consider and propose solutions that can respond, even partially, to such a complex problem.
Sylvie Loriaux, Jurisprudence I believe that this volume is indispensable reading for researchers and students working in the area of intergenerational justice. It offers a detailed description of the main philosophical approaches to intergenerational justice, revealing their respective weaknesses and strengths.
Jesper Ryberg, Economics and Philosophy a comprehensive work that will be useful to all scholars with an interest in modern population ethics... the book constitutes a very significant contribution to an overall topic which - due to the fact that it is both theoretically challenging and practically highly pertinent - seems destined to constitute a continuously expanding sub-field of ethics.
Antoine Verret-Hamelin, Recension DOuvrae a stimulating book ... the essays collected offer a high-quality analysis of the various problems underpinning intergenerational justice.
<br>Axel Gosseries is a Permanent Research Fellow at the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FRS), based at the Chaire Hoover d'ehique economique et sociale (Universite Catholique de Louvain). He also lectures at the universities of Louvain and St-Louis (Brussels). <br>Lukas Meyer is Assistant Professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Bern, Switzerland.<br>
Introduction: Intergenerational Justice and Its Challenges; PART I : THEORIES; 1. Identity and Obligation in a Transgenerational Polity; 2. Libertarian Theories of Intergenerational Justice; 3. A Contract on Future Generations?; 4. Three Models of Intergenerational Reciprocity; 5. Exploitation and Future Generations; 6. A Value or an Obligation? Rawls on Justice to Future Generations; 7. A Trans-Generational Difference Principle; 8. Enough for the Future; PART II : SPECIFIC ISSUES; 9. Wronging Future People; 10. What Motivates Us to Care for the (Distant) Future?; 11. Preference Formation and Intergenerational Justice; 12. Egalitarianism and Population Change; 13. Intergenerational Justice, Human Needs, and Climate Policy; 14. The Problem of a Perpetual Constitution