Arguing about climate change (UvA-Proefschriften) by Marc David Davidson

By Marc David Davidson

Judging the dealing with of weather chance to destiny generations by way of comparability to the final criteria of behavior with regards to probability to contemporaries. Intergenerational justice calls for that weather dangers to destiny generations be dealt with with an analogous moderate care deemed appropriate by means of society with regards to dangers to contemporaries. Such common criteria of behavior are laid down in tort legislation, for instance. accordingly, the validity of arguments for or opposed to extra stringent weather coverage should be judged by way of comparability to the overall criteria of behavior utilizing in relation to probability to contemporaries. That this consistency try out is ready to disqualify sure arguments within the weather debate is illustrated through an additional research of the talk at the social expense, utilized in cost-benefit research of weather coverage.

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100-101; see also 1973). Parfit asks us to consider the case of “a woman who intends to become pregnant as soon as possible. She learns that she has an illness which would give to any child she conceives now a certain handicap. e. many people would blame the woman if she does not wait. A person-affecting view on morality does not seem to support this intuition, however. The child with a certain handicap, which would develop if the woman does not wait, seems not injured: he or she would not have existed if the woman had waited for two months and Parfit assumes the handicap is not so severe that the child will prefer not to have existed.

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