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The Beneficiary Pays Principle and Climate Change

Kirby, Robert John


This thesis is about our moral responsibility towards climate change. More narrowly, it is about whether benefiting from the processes which cause climate change makes a moral difference to the costs one should bear in addressing its associated harms. Many proponents of the ‘beneficiary pays principle’ think that it does. This principle claims that being an innocent beneficiary of significant harms inflicted by others may be sufficient to ground special duties...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-04
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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