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Author Scheffler, Samuel, 1951- author.

Title Why worry about future generations? / Samuel Scheffler.

Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.

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Edition First edition.
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Uehiro series in practical ethics
Uehiro series in practical ethics.
Notes This edition previously issued in print: 2018.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The things we do today may make life worse for future generations. But why should we care what happens to people who won't be born until after all of us are gone? Some philosophers have treated this as a question about our moral responsibilities, and have argued that we have duties of beneficence to promote the well-being of our descendants. Rather than focusing exclusively on issues of moral responsibility, Samuel Scheffler considers the broader question of why and how future generations matter to us. Although we lack a developed set of ideas about the value of human continuity, we are more invested in the fate of our descendants than we may realize. Implicit in our existing values and attachments are a variety of powerful reasons for wanting the chain of human generations to persist into the indefinite future under conditions conducive to human flourishing.
Audience Specialized.
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on March 16, 2018).
Subject Future, The -- Philosophy.
ISBN 9780191861802 (ebook) : No price