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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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Environment as Meta-capability: Why a Dignified Human Life Requires a Stable Climate System

Environment as Meta-capability: Why a Dignified Human Life Requires a Stable Climate System

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(p.145) 7 Environment as Meta-capability: Why a Dignified Human Life Requires a Stable Climate System
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Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change
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Breena Holland

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262017534.003.0008

This chapter explores Martha Nussbaum’s capabilities approach to justice as a set of ideas and concepts for thinking and reasoning about how governments in liberal democratic societies should respond to climate change. It also argues that a stable climate system should be understood as part of a broader environmental meta-capability which enables all the capabilities worthy of protection as constitutional entitlements.

Keywords:   Martha Nussbaum, capabilities approach, liberal democratic, stable climate system, environmental meta-capability

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