Ecological ethics and discounting of the future

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The article is focused on the ethical issues of wealth and damage distribution between different generations. It discusses the differences between the position of utilitarianism, calling to the equal assessing of the interests of all persons, regardless of time of their existence, and economic practice of discounting, placing less value to future generations. It is concluded that in addressing global environmental issues value judgments of ethical character play crucial role.

A A Sychev

sychevaa@mail.ru
N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University

Department of philosophy Institute of History and sociology

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