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Ethical Theory and Moral Practice

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 523–525 | Cite as

Dominic Roser / Christian Seidel, Ethik des Klimawandels. Eine Einführung

Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt, 2013, 167 pages, ISBN 978-3-534-26265-6, EUR 29,90 (hardcover)
  • Maike Albertzart
Article

Dominic Roser and Christian Seidel’s Ethik des Klimawandels offers a systematic introduction to climate ethics and succeeds in making complex philosophical arguments accessible to a wide, non-expert audience. It provides citizens and policy makers with the philosophical tools necessary for an informed discussion of the troubling ethical questions surrounding anthropogenic climate change. The book is structured around three leading questions: Does anthropogenic climate change generate any moral duties at all? If it does, what is the scope of these duties? And how should these duties be allocated among the different potential duty bearers? The book itself is divided into four parts.

The first part discusses and rejects three strategies for denying the existence of climate protection duties. The authors start by pointing out that denying the existence, or the anthropogenic causes, of climate change is at odds with our best scientific knowledge. They go on to show that denying the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für PhilosophieHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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