Dec 24, 2022

Longtermism: Why the Million-Year Philosophy Can’t Be Ignored

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Longtermism extends this thinking to what impartiality demands in the temporal sense: equal concern for people’s wellbeing wherever they are in time. If we care about the wellbeing of unborn people in the distant future, we can’t outright dismiss potential far-off threats to humanity—especially since there may be truly staggering numbers of future people.

How Should We Think About Future Generations and Risky Ethical Choices?

An explicit focus on the wellbeing of future people unearths difficult questions that tend to get glossed over in traditional discussions of altruism and intergenerational justice.

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