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Intergenerational Justice

[Revised entry by Lukas Meyer on May 4, 2021. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Central questions of intergenerational justice are: first, whether…



1. How Intergenerational Relations Differ from Relations Among Contemporaries
It may seem that considerations of justice do not apply to
intergenerational relations, because there is a lack of direct
reciprocity between generations of people who are not contemporaries.
Among non-contemporaries, there is no mutual cooperation and there are
no exchanges in kind (see Barry 1989b: 189–203; Barry 1991:
231–234; Heyd 2009a: 167–176; but see Gosseries 2009,
Mazor 2010, and Brandstedt 2015 for conceptions…

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