Climate Change and Non-Identity

October 28, 2015

Questions about how we should respond to climate change raise what Derek Parfit has called the non-identity problem: if we act now, this will also change who comes to exist in the future; if we fail to act, this won't harm future people since their very existence depends on our failure to act. Oxford Uehiro Centre's Guy Kahane outlines this problem and some of the main attempts to solve it.

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