Published Online: 1 FEB 2013
Copyright © 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.
The International Encyclopedia of Ethics
How to Cite
Haslett, D. W. 2013. Inheritance. The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. .
- Published Online: 1 FEB 2013
Philosophers challenge conventional beliefs, beliefs that most people, without much thought, simply assume to be justified. One such belief is that it is quite natural, and justified, for wealth to be inherited. But, long ago, the inheritance of political power was, for good reasons, abolished virtually everywhere. Why not now, it might be asked, abolish the inheritance of economic power, of wealth?
- practical (applied) ethics