Intergenerational Justice

[Revised entry by Lukas Meyer on August 10, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Do justice considerations apply to intergenerational relations, that is, to relations between
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[Revised entry by Lukas Meyer on August 10, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] 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[1] against present generations, who in turn stand under correlative...

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