Marc David Davidson's Arguing about climate change (UvA-Proefschriften) PDF

By Marc David Davidson

ISBN-10: 9056295535

ISBN-13: 9789056295530

Judging the dealing with of weather threat to destiny generations via comparability to the final criteria of behavior in relation to probability to contemporaries. Intergenerational justice calls for that weather dangers to destiny generations be dealt with with an identical moderate care deemed applicable via society in terms of hazards to contemporaries. Such basic criteria of behavior are laid down in tort legislations, for instance. hence, the validity of arguments for or opposed to extra stringent weather coverage will be judged by way of comparability to the overall criteria of behavior utilizing in terms of hazard to contemporaries. That this consistency try is ready to disqualify sure arguments within the weather debate is illustrated via one more research of the controversy at the social price, utilized in cost-benefit research of weather coverage.

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This value can be either a value to future people or a value to us. However, if we were to be concerned about the future because of its value to future generations, we once more encounter Parfit’s non-identity problem. If the future is valuable to us, on the other hand, we may query why we should be concerned about it after our death, when we are no longer around. The clue, according to Heyd, lies in the idea of a wider conception of identity. “Begetting children is a sort of selfexpansion, an attempt to extend one’s existence, a guarantee for a kind of continuity of the self beyond its individual-biological bounds” (1992: 213).

However, this argument (partly) works in the case of future property but not in the case of Parfit’s problem. The reason is that principally future generations can complain collectively about our present acts affecting future property, while they cannot in the case of identity-changing acts. The claim of one future person with regards to his property is not necessarily bad for someone else, while it is in the case of identity changing acts. 6. Present rights of future people Although I have only discussed a small number of attempts to defend the idea of present duties towards future people against Parfit’s analysis, I do not 32 believe the present literature offers a satisfactory solution.

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