Chapter 21. Intergenerational Justice

  1. R. G. Frey and
  2. Christopher Heath Wellman
  1. Clark Wolf

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch21

A Companion to Applied Ethics

A Companion to Applied Ethics

How to Cite

Wolf, C. (2005) Intergenerational Justice, in A Companion to Applied Ethics (eds R. G. Frey and C. Heath Wellman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch21

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781557865946

Online ISBN: 9780470996621



  • intergenerational justice;
  • moral requirements;
  • identity-determining choices;
  • favor of intergenerational justice;
  • libertarianism and intergenerational justice


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Problems for a Theory of Intergenerational Justice

  • Libertarianism and Intergenerational Justice

  • A Liberal Theory of Intergenerational Justice

  • Intergenerational Justice and Saving

  • Just Saving behind the Veil of Ignorance

  • Sustainability: Alternative Conceptions

  • Intergenerational Justice and Sustainability

  • Conclusion