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dc.contributor.advisorEllis, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorClark, Britta
dc.date.available2018-07-12T22:59:20Z
dc.date.copyright2018
dc.identifier.citationClark, B. (2018). Picking What Persists: Sociocultural Natural Capital and Intergenerational Justice (Thesis, Master of Arts). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/8216en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/8216
dc.description.abstractAttempts to determine the value and intergenerational importance of environmental goods have a difficult time accounting for the non-basic services that ecosystems provide. Discussions of ‘Critical Natural Capital’ deem some ecological goods ‘non-substitutable’: acting justly towards the future requires their preservation. These characterizations, however, often miss a crucial distinction between the type of non-substitutability exhibited by basic CNC and sociocultural CNC: the former is only technologically and practically non-substitutable while the latter is constructed as such by specific groups regarding token natural spaces. In this thesis, I address whether sociocultural natural capital is a required component in the basket of goods we leave for future generations. While the constructed nature of the value of these goods makes their implication in a theory of intergenerational justice subject to a number of objections, I argue—employing the Rawlsian tools of the veil of ignorance and the original position—that they are indeed a required component of a just bequest.
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dc.titlePicking What Persists: Sociocultural Natural Capital and Intergenerational Justice
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2018-07-12T22:07:33Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophy
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelMasters
otago.openaccessOpen
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