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Justice and Natural Resources

Steven Luper-Foy

Environmental Values 1(1992): 47-64. doi: 10.3197/096327192776680160

Justice entitles everyone in the world, including future generations, to an equitable share of the benefits of the world's natural resources. I argue that even though both Rawls and his libertarian critics seem hostile to it, this resource equity principle, suitably clarified, is a major part of an adequate strict compliance theory of global justice whether or not we take a libertarian or a Rawlsian approach. I offer a defence of the resource equity principle from both points of view.


KEYWORDS: environmental ethics, future generations, justice, natural resources

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Natural Resources, Gadgets and Artificial Life. Steven Luper


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