The Non-Identity Problem and the Ethics of Future People

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David Boonin presents a new account of the non-identity problem: a puzzle about our obligations to people who do not yet exist. Our actions sometimes have an effect not only on the quality of life that people will enjoy in the future, but on which particular people will exist in the future to enjoy it. In cases where this is so, the combination of certain assumptions that most people seem to accept can yield conclusions that most people seem to reject. The non-identity problem has important implications both for ethical ...

The Non-Identity Problem and the Ethics of Future People 2014, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199682935

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