A theory of intergenerational justice will surely become a foundational text in the literature on intergenerational justice for three reasons firstly its scientific and thorough going treatment of key questions and concepts within the field secondly its accessible but nevertheless scholarly style which skilfully introduces the reader to complex problems of intergenerational justice . Do justice considerations apply to intergenerational relations that is to relations between non contemporaries if we follow a broad understanding of justice see mill 1863 ch 5 this is the case if future or past generations can be viewed as holding legitimate claims or rights against present generations who in turn stand under correlative duties to future or past generations. Ultimately this book provides a theory of intergenerational justice that is both intellectually robust and practical with wide applicability to law policy economics climate change and all other . Ultimately this book provides a theory of intergenerational justice that is both intellectually robust and practical with wide applicability to law policy economics climate change and all other contexts that affect future generations what people are saying write a review. In this paper the author offers a synoptic view of different theories of intergenerational justice along two dimensions savings dissavings and three modalities prohibition authorisation obligation after presenting successively the indirect reciprocity the mutual advantage the utilitarian and the lockean approaches special attention is given to the egalitarian theory of
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