What a Political Philosopher Has to Say About Climate Change

6 Pages Posted: 23 May 2013

Date Written: May 16, 2013

Abstract

The abundant philosophical literature on climate change mainly explains how (according to an ethic of justice) we can redress climate injustice between generations, between rich and poor, etc.; but says little on why we should do so, or what motivations we may have for worrying about climate change. Understanding the motivations, however, is crucial to the political endeavour to design strategies and identify actors that can bring about a higher level of global governance to face this challenge.

Keywords: Philosophy, Climate Change

JEL Classification: Q59

Suggested Citation

Cerutti, Furio, What a Political Philosopher Has to Say About Climate Change (May 16, 2013). Review of Environment, Energy and Economics (Re3), May 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2268590

Furio Cerutti (Contact Author)

University of Florence ( email )

Piazza di San Marco, 4
Florence, 50121
Italy

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