Dennis McKerlie

in Justice Between the Young and the Old

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199769131
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979615 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Ethics Series


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This chapter makes a case for the application of equality to temporal parts of lives, and tries to answer the objections to it. It contends that the simultaneous segments view is the only persuasive way of applying equality to temporal parts of lives and then suggests that, in the end, we should have serious reservations about this view. The argument does not refute the simultaneous segments view, but it might motivate us to look for an account of justice between age groups with fewer problems.

Keywords: temporal parts of lives; equality; simultaneous segments view

Chapter.  12049 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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