Research seminar of philosophy

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Pinni B-building lecture hall 4141 (Address: Kanslerinrinne 1)

Ph.D. Jaakko Kuosmanen (Demos Helsinki): Long-term governance: philosophy and institutions

During the recent decades philosophical enquiries on justice and ethics have increasingly started to focus on inter-generational questions. This is partly related to the rapid rise in humanity's capability to influence the living circumstances of future generations.

Climate change, depleting natural resources, nuclear waste, and intergenerational poverty raise various conceptual, epistemic, normative, and institutional questions. At times these are packed under the theme of 'long-term governance'. The presentation provides an overview to the topic of 'long-term governance'.

It explores /normative questions /underpinning the thematic (are there moral obligations towards the future generations?), its /conceptual dimension/ (what exactly is long-term governance?), and /institutional solutions/ (what kind of institutions could effectively discharge our moral obligations towards the future generation - assuming we conclude there are moral obligations towards the future generations?).


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