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Ethical Adaptation to Climate ChangeHuman Virtues of the Future$
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Allen Thompson and Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262017534

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262017534.001.0001

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The Virtue of Responsibility for the Global Climate

The Virtue of Responsibility for the Global Climate

(p.203) 10 The Virtue of Responsibility for the Global Climate
Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change

Allen Thompson

The MIT Press

This chapter focuses on the moral responsibility for the changing condition of the global climate and reviews shortcomings that standard conceptions of responsibility suffer from in their application to global climate change. It also examines the virtue of radical hope as a novel form of human goodness and the conception of political responsibility, which is well suited for modelling human moral responsibility for global climate change.

Keywords:   moral responsibility, global climate, responsibility, radical hope, political responsibility

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