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Actual Versus Potential Lives

Partha Dasgupta

in Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780199247882
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596100 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199247889.003.0019
 Actual Versus Potential Lives

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Offers an outline of a theory of population ethics, based on an especially strong conception of personhood that performs well when put to work in a world facing environmental constraints. The subject is controversial, and the treatment of it possibly is even more so.

Keywords: environment; personhood; population ethics

Chapter.  4557 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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