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Catholic University of Louvain
  1. Historical Emissions and Free-Riding.Axel Gosseries - 2004 - Ethical Perspectives 11 (1):36-60.
    Should the current members of a community compensate the victims of their ancestor’s emissions of greenhouse gases? I argue that the previous generation of polluters may not have been morally responsible for the harms they caused.I also accept the view that the polluters’ descendants cannot be morally responsible for their ancestor’s harmful emissions. However, I show that, while granting this, a suitably defined notion of moral free-riding may still account for the moral obligation of the polluters’ descendants to compensate the (...)
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    Institutions for Future Generations.Iñigo González-Ricoy & Axel Gosseries (eds.) - 2017 - Oxford University Press UK.
    In times of climate change and public debt, a concern for intergenerational justice should lead us to have a closer look at theories of intergenerational justice. It should also press us to provide institutional design proposals to change the decision-making world that surrounds us. This book provides an exhaustive overview of the most important institutional proposals as well as a systematic and theoretical discussion of their respective features and advantages. It focuses on institutional proposals aimed at taking the interests of (...)
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    Are Generational Savings Unjust?F. Gaspart & A. Gosseries - 2007 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 6 (2):193-217.
    In this article, we explore the implications of a Rawlsian theory for intergenerational issues. First, we confront Rawls's way of locating his `just savings' principle in his Theory of Justice with an alternative way of doing so. We argue that both sides of his intergenerational principle, as they apply to the accumulation phase and the steady-state stage, can be dealt with on the bases, respectively, of the principle of equal liberty and of the difference principle. We then proceed by focusing (...)
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  4. On Future Generations' Future Rights.Axel Gosseries - 2008 - Journal of Political Philosophy 16 (4):446-474.
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    Introduction - Intergenerational Justice and Its Challenges.Axel Gosseries & Lukas Meyer - 2009 - In Axel Gosseries & Lukas Meyer (eds.), Intergenerational Justice. Oxford University Press.
    This Introduction tells the story of intergerational justice and how it has influenced philosophers and political thinkers throughout history. The Introduction goes on to discuss the aims of the book, which is to offer a sustained discussion of intergenerational justice as seen by practical philosophers. The first part of the book focuses on the way in which various schools of thought in moral and political philosophy approach the domain of intergenerational justice, while the second part focuses on more specific aspects, (...)
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    Penser la Justice Entre les Générations. De l'Affaire Perruche À la Réforme des Retraites.Axel Gosseries - 2004 - Aubier (Flammarion).
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  7. Making Fair Choices on the Path to Universal Health Coverage.Ole Frithjof Norheim, Trygve Ottersen, Bona Chitah, Richard Cookson, Norman Daniels, Nir Eyal, Walter Flores, Axel Gosseries, Daniel Hausman, Samia Hurst, Lydia Kapiriri, Toby Ord, Shlomi Segall, Frehiwot Defaye, Alex Voorhoeve & Alicia Yamin - 2014 - World Health Organisation.
    This report by the WHO Consultative Group on Equity and Universal Health Coverage addresses how countries can make fair progress towards the goal of universal coverage. It explains the relevant tradeoffs between different desirable ends and offers guidance on how to make these tradeoffs.
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    Cosmopolitan Luck Egalitarianism and the Greenhouse Effect.Axel Gosseries - 2005 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 35 (sup1):279-309.
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    Child Versus Childmaker: Future Persons and Present Duties in Ethics and the Law.Axel Gosseries - 2001 - Ethics and the Environment 6 (2):114-118.
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    Qu’est-ce que le suffisantisme?Axel Gosseries - 2011 - Philosophiques 38 (2):465-491.
    La présente contribution vise à offrir au lecteur une présentation de la doctrine suffisantiste de la justice, de ses justifications générales et spécifiques et de son articulation possible avec d’autres théories de la justice. Elle explore certains aspects plus particuliers tels que la place de la responsabilité en son sein, son applicabilité au domaine intergénérationnel ou son positionnement par rapport à la question des « vies-complètes ». Elle montre aussi en quoi, quelles que soient les faiblesses possibles de cette doctrine, (...)
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    What Do We Owe the Next Generation(S)?Axel Gosseries - 2001 - Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 35 (1):293-354.
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    Publicity.Axel Gosseries - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Three Models of Intergenerational Reciprocity.Axel Gosseries - 2009 - In Axel Gosseries & Lukas H. Meyer (eds.), Intergenerational Justice. Oxford University Press.
    This chapter explores the specificities, strengths, and weaknesses of the idea of reciprocity as a basis for intergenerational obligations. Three models are presented: descending, ascending, and double reciprocity. Each of these three models is tested against three objections. The first objection asks why having received something from someone would necessarily entail the obligation to give back. The second objection questions the ability of each model to justify the direction of reciprocation. A final objection looks at the extent to which reciprocity-based (...)
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    Theories of Intergenerational Justice: A Synopsis.Axel Gosseries - 2008 - Surv. Perspect. Integr. Environ. Soc 1:39-49.
    In this paper, the author offers a synoptic view of different theories of intergenerational justice, along two dimensions (savings/dissavings) and three modalities (prohibition, authorisation, obligation). After presenting successively the indirect reciprocity, the mutual advantage, the utilitarian and the Lockean approaches, special attention is given to the egalitarian theory of intergenerational justice. Two key differences between the egalitarian view on intergenerational justice and the sufficientarian interpretation of sustainability are highlighted.
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    The Myth of Ownership: Taxes and Justice. [REVIEW]Axel Gosseries - 2005 - Disputatio 1 (19):271-277.
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    Should They Honor the Promises of Their Parents' Leaders?Axel Gosseries - 2007 - Ethics and International Affairs 21 (s1):99-125.
    Should the foreign debt of the world’s poorest countries be cancelled? In this essay, I am concerned with whether a generational perspective makes a difference in answering this question. I will show that it does, and that alternative accounts of repayment obligations are possible. I argue that a distributive theory of justice is not only appropriate to address the challenges to justice raised by long-term sovereign indebtedness, but that it is also superior to the solution offered by the odious debt (...)
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    Intergenerational Justice.Axel Gosseries - 2003 - In LaFollette H. (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics. Oxford University Press.
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    Constitutions and Future Generations.Axel Gosseries - 2008 - The Good Society 17 (2):32-37.
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    The Intergenerational Case for Constitutional Rigidity.Axel Gosseries - 2014 - Ratio Juris 27 (4):528-539.
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    Are Seniority Privileges Unfair?Axel P. Gosseries - 2004 - Economics and Philosophy 20 (2):279-305.
    What should maximin egalitarians think about seniority privileges? We contrast a good-specific and an all-things-considered perspective. As to the former, inertia and erasing effects of a seniority-based allocation of benefits from employment are identified, allowing us to spot the categories of workers and job-seekers made involuntarily worse off by such a practice. What matters however is to find out whether abolishing seniority privileges will bring about a society in which the all-things-considered worst off people are better off than in the (...)
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  21. Cómo tomar decisiones justas en el camino hacia la cobertura universal de salud.Ole Frithjof Norheim, Trygve Ottersen, Bona Chitah, Richard Cookson, Norman Daniels, Frehiwot Defaye, Nir Eyal, Walter Flores, Axel Gosseries, Daniel Hausman, Samia Hurst, Lydia Kapiriri, Toby Ord, Shlomi Segall, Gita Sen, Alex Voorhoeve, Tessa T. T. Edejer, Andreas Reis, Ritu Sadana, Carla Saenz, Alicia Yamin & Daniel Wikler - 2015 - Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO).
    La cobertura universal de salud está en el centro de la acción actual para fortalecer los sistemas de salud y mejorar el nivel y la distribución de la salud y los servicios de salud. Este documento es el informe fi nal del Grupo Consultivo de la OMS sobre la Equidad y Cobertura Universal de Salud. Aquí se abordan los temas clave de la justicia (fairness) y la equidad que surgen en el camino hacia la cobertura universal de salud. Por lo (...)
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  22. Equality and Non-Discrimination in Hiring - Introduction.Axel Gosseries - 2012 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 9 (1):3-7.
    In this introduction, the author briefly presents the way in which Clayton, Segall and Lippert-Rasmussen deal with what egalitarianism has to say about non-discrimination in hiring. Parallels and differences between their approaches are stressed.
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  23. Radiological Protection and Intergenerational Justice.Axel Gosseries - 2008 - In G. Eggermont & B. Feltz (eds.), Ethics and Radiological Protection. Academia-Bruylant.
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    A-t-on des obligations envers les morts?Axel Gosseries - 2003 - Revue Philosophique De Louvain 101 (1):80-104.
  25. Arguing About Justice: Essays for Phillippe Van Parijs.Axel Gosseries & Yannick Vanderborght (eds.) - 2011 - Presses Universitaires de Louvain.
     
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    L'éthique environnementale aujourd'hui.Axel Gosseries - 1998 - Revue Philosophique De Louvain 96 (3):395-426.
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    Symposium & Debate.David Alvarez, Axel Gosseries, Martin Marchman Andersen, Lasse Nielsen, David V. Axelsen, Daniel Weinstock & Shlomi Segall - 2012 - Ethical Perspectives 19 (2):277-334.
  28. Intergenerational Justice.Axel Gosseries & Lukas H. Meyer (eds.) - 2009 - Oxford University Press.
    Is it fair to leave the next generation a public debt? Is it defensible to impose legal rules on them through constitutional constraints? From combating climate change to ensuring proper funding for future pensions, concerns about ethics between generations are everywhere. In this volume sixteen philosophers explore intergenerational justice. Part One examines the ways in which various theories of justice look at the matter. These include libertarian, Rawlsian, sufficientarian, contractarian, communitarian, Marxian and reciprocity-based approaches. In Part Two, the authors look (...)
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    Our Intergenerational Obligations.Axel Gosseries - 2010 - Intergenerational Justice Review 5 (1).
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    Book ReviewsMichael Otsuka,. Libertarianism Without Inequality.New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. Pp. 168. $39.95. [REVIEW]Axel Gosseries - 2004 - Ethics 115 (1):158-160.
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    Book ReviewsWilfred, Beckerman, and Joanna Pasek,. Justice, Posterity and the Environment.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Pp. 217. $24.95. [REVIEW]Axel Gosseries - 2003 - Ethics 113 (2):391-393.
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    6 Rule Change and Intergenerational Justice.Axel Gosseries & Mathias Hungerbühler - 2006 - In Tremmel J. (ed.), The Handbook of Intergenerational Justice. Edward Elgar. pp. 106.
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  33. Penser la Justice Entre les Générations. De l'Affaire Perruche À la Réforme des Retraites. Paris,: Aubier , "Alto" Series, 320p. [REVIEW]Axel Gosseries - 2004 - Aubier (Flammarion).
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    Are Inequalities Between Us and the Dead Intergenerationally Unjust?Axel Gosseries - 2019 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 22 (3):284-300.
  35. How (Un)Fair is Intellectual Property?Axel Gosseries - 2008 - In Gosseries Axel, Marciano A. & Strowel A. (eds.), Intellectual Property and Theories of Justice. Basingstoke & N.Y.: Palgrave McMillan.
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    Left-Libertarianism and Left-Hobbesianism.Axel Gosseries - 2009 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 65 (1/4):197-215.
    This paper provides a comparative analysis of the way in which, as well as the extent to which, two key variables potentially allow for the development of more left-wing versions of libertarianism and hobbesianism. It turns out that hobbesianism, while disposing of ways to extend the scope of what should be seen as the “cooperative surplus”, is in trouble when it comes to justifying “equal division” as a general rule to divide up such a surplus. In contrast, libertarianism can meaningfully (...)
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  37. Inter-Generational Justice.Alex Gosseries - 2003 - In Hugh LaFollette (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Book Review: Melinda A. Roberts.Child Versus Childmaker: Future Persons and Present Duties in Ethics and the Law. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998. [REVIEW]Axel Gosseries - 2001 - Ethics and the Environment 6 (2):114-118.
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    Democracy and Transparency.Axel Gosseries - 2006 - Swiss Political Science Review 12 (3):83-90.
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    La justice entre les générations. Faut-il renoncer au maximin intergénérationnel ?Axel Gosseries - 2002 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 107 (1):61-81.
    For maximin egalitarians, the intergene rational context raises a threefold challenge. First, doesn't intergenerational maximin simply require a prohibition on dissavings, as a commutative conception of justice based on indirect reciprocity does ? Second, shouldn't we take seriously the aggregative worries of utilitarians in order not to remain eternally stuck into misery. Thus, shouldn't we abandon maximin ? Third, don't we find ourselves in a context where standard egalitarianism and maximin egalitarianism would coincide ? The A. provides a negative answer (...)
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    Book ReviewsAnne L Alstott,. No Exit: What Parents Owe Their Children and What Society Owes Parents.New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Pp. 254. $27.50. [REVIEW]Axel P. Gosseries - 2006 - Ethics 116 (4):769-773.
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    La Question Générationnelle Et l'Héritage Rawlsien.Axel Gosseries - 2009 - Raisons Politiques (34):31-56.
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    Christine Tappolet, Émotions et valeurs.Axel Gosseries - 2001 - Revue Philosophique De Louvain 99 (3):507-511.
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    Émissions historiques et free-riding.Axel Gosseries - 2003 - Archives de Philosophie du Droit 47:301-331.
    Doit-on attendre des membres actuels d'une communauté qu'ils compensent les victimes des émissions de gaz à effet de serre causées par leurs ancêtres? Nous défendons l'idée que les générations précédentes de pollueurs peuvent très bien ne pas être mo-ralement responsables des dommages qu'elles ont causés. Et nous acceptons aussi la position selon laquelle les descendants d'une génération de pollueurs ne sauraient être tenus pour res-ponsables des dommages engendrés par leurs ancêtres. Il n'en subsiste pas moins que même si l'on effectue (...)
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    A Case for Restricted Access.Axel Gosseries - 2003 - Journal of Information Ethics, 12 (1):56-66.
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    A Justiça Intergeracional E A Metáfora Do Refúgio de Montanha.Axel Gosseries - 2011 - Philosophica -- Revista Do Departamento de Filosofia da Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa 38:121-141.
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    Introduction: Representing Future Generations?Axel Gosseries - 2015 - Jurisprudence 6 (3):492-495.
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    Obamacare and Conscientious Objection.Nir Eyal & Axel Gosseries - 2013 - Ethical Perspectives 20 (1):109-117.
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    La justice entre les générations.Axel Gosseries - 2002 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 33 (1):61.
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  50. The Demands of Consequentialism.Axel Gosseries - 2002 - European Journal of Philosophy 10 (2):251-254.
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