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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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Rethinking Greed

Rethinking Greed

(p.222) (p.223) 11 Rethinking Greed
Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change

Jason Kawall

The MIT Press

This chapter explains the nature of the vice of greed, focusing on what can be called “modest greed.” It illuminates why the globally wealthy may be greedy even when not obsessive about wealth or status, and why greed will be an especially problematic vice for future generations.

Keywords:   greed, modest greed, wealth, greedy, status, vice

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