Přednáška 4. 11. 2016

Přednáška

Centre for Law and Public Affairs (CeLAPA).

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Climate Change Justice: A Philosophical Introduction, kterou přednese Dominic Roser, Research Fellow at the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations and at the Law Faculty

Datum konání: 15. prosince 2016 od 10.00 hod.

Místo konání: Právnická fakulta University Karlovy, místnost č. 38

Abstract:

The threat of climate change shapes the 21st century like few other challenges. In response, there is a widespread call for a radical action to prevent future apocalypse. But the question must be asked: how radical does this action need to be? Assuming that living standards continue to grow over time, do we really owe it to our descendants to to sacrifice our current lifestyles? And if radical action does need to be taken, who has the moral responsibility to take the lead: Europe, the US, or China? These questions bring up deep issues of intergenerational and global justice. And our traditional moral theories are not fine-tuned to a challenge of this scale. This session will introduce participants to current approaches to climate justice and their philosophical basis.

Dominic Roser's research focuses on intergenerational justice, global justice, risk, non-ideal theory as well as the relation between economics and ethics. This combination of topics has arisen out of his interest in climate change. Currently, he works on a rights-based theory of decisions under risk and uncertainty and how such a theory must both deviate from and learn from decision-theoretic accounts. He is particularly concerned with applying this theory to risks to human rights of future generations and to the debate about precautionary principles. Dominic Roser is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations and at the Law Faculty. He has a background in philosophy and economics and has previously worked at the Universities of Bern, Zurich, and Graz.