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Title:
Discounting for Epistemic Reasons
Author:
Kian Minz Woo:
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2013
Conference:
Proceedings from the 50th Societas Ethica Annual Conference 2013. Climate Change; Sustainability; and an Ethics of an Open Future. August 22-25; 2013; Soesterberg; The Netherlands
Issue:
098
Article no.:
005
Pages:
49-62
No. of pages:
14
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Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2014-08-21
ISBN:
978-91-7519-289-5
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Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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Utility discount rates in intergenerational economic modelling have been viewed as problematic; both for descriptive and normative reasons. However; positive discount rates can be defended normatively; in particular; it is rational for future generational utility to be discounted to take uncertainty about radical societal re- construction into account. Social discount rates are defended against objections from Parfit (1986) and Broome (2005; 2012).

Keywords: Climate change; intergenerational justice; discount rate; rational decision-making; applied ethics Word Count: 7000.

Proceedings from the 50th Societas Ethica Annual Conference 2013. Climate Change; Sustainability; and an Ethics of an Open Future. August 22-25; 2013; Soesterberg; The Netherlands

Author:
Kian Minz Woo
Title:
Discounting for Epistemic Reasons
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Proceedings from the 50th Societas Ethica Annual Conference 2013. Climate Change; Sustainability; and an Ethics of an Open Future. August 22-25; 2013; Soesterberg; The Netherlands

Author:
Kian Minz Woo
Title:
Discounting for Epistemic Reasons
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