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Keywords:

  • philosophy journals;
  • Philosophical Quarterly;
  • future;
  • intergenerational;
  • libertarianism;
  • Rawls;
  • climate change;
  • consequentialism;
  • contractualism

Abstract

In this article the editor of the Philosophical Quarterly briefly outlines the editorial process at that journal; explains why it is foolhardy to attempt to predict the future of philosophy; and, finally, attempts such a prediction. Drawing on his recent book Ethics for a Broken World, he argues that climate change, or some other disaster, may lead to a broken world where the optimistic assumptions underlying contemporary philosophy no longer apply. He argues that the possibility of a broken world has deep and unexpected implications for philosophy.