Respect for Future Generations

Laszlo Zsolnai 'Respect for Future Generations.' , in Respect and Economic Democracy, eds. Luk Bouckaert, and Paquale Arena, Grant, Antwerp/Appeldom, 2010. (This book may be available at: European SPES Forum)

Activities of present generations may affect the fate of future generations for the better or for the worse. What we do with our natural and cultural heritage mainly determines the way future generations may live their own life in the future. We as presently living human beings have an undeniable moral responsibility toward future human beings.The paper presents a methodology for assessing the impacts of present generations on the prospects of future generations.

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