These original essays explore non-reciprocated relationships with regard to the environment. The contributors philosophers who are known for their writing on environmental concerns discuss moral issues that arise when decisions by individuals, corporations, or governments cause changes in the environment that affect those who do not participate in the decisions. Among the topics addressed are population expansion, accumulation of toxic wastes, pollution of air and water, as well as the effects of actions by the "upstream," current generation on "downstream," future generations. Donald Scherer is Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University.
Donald Scherer is Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University.
Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The Molding of Norms and Environments Donald Scherer 2. On the Rights of Future Generations Ernest Partridge 3. Managing the Future: Public Policy, Scientific Uncertainty, and Global Warming Dale Jamieson 4. Models, Scientific Method, and Environmental Ethics Kristine Shader-Frechette 5. Can Today's International System Handle Transboundary Environmental Problems? Daniel Barstow Magraw and James W. Nickel 6. Takings, Just Compensation, and the Environment Murk Sagoff 7. The Consequences of My Action, Your Action, and the Company's Action Burt Gruzalski 8. Two Types of Cost-Benefit Analysis Alan Gewirth About the Contributors Index