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Sustainability and Intergenerational Justice

Reason, Reflection & Responsibility (WiSe 18/19)(WiSe 18/19)


In this lecture, I will present several theories of intergenerational justice and I will explore the degree to which sustainability is sufficient or necessary to meet the demands of intergenerational justice. In other words, we will ask ourselves whether what we transfer to the next birth cohort can sustainable without being fair, and conversely. 


About the Speaker

Axel Gosseries is Maitre de recherches FNRS and Professeur extraordinaire at the UCLouvain, Belgium. He is the Head of the Hoover Chair in Economic and Social Ethics. He has been writing extensively in the field of theories of justice and more specifically on intergenerational issues. He is the author of more than 50 articles in philosophy, law and economics, the author of a book on Intergenerational Justice (Aubier, 2004) and the co-editor of 4 books, the latest one being Institutions for Future Generations (with Inigo Gonzalez-Ricoy, OUP, 2016). 

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