Video: Lecture by Prof. Axel Gosseries - Why sustainability and intergenerational justice are not the same thing

In this guest lecture, professor Axel Gosseries contrast four different accounts of the demands of intergenerational justice. Contrary to what we often assume, the demands of intergenerational justice and those of sustainability don’t necessarily coincide. The guest lecture was organized within the Ethics and Sustainable Business course.

Axel Gosseries is a Maitre de recherches at the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique, a Professeur extraordinaire at Louvain University where he heads the Hoover Chair in Economic and Social Ethics (UCL, Belgium). He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Institute for Future Studies (Stockholm) and member of the Czech Academy of Science. He holds a PhD in philosophy (Louvain, 2000) and an LL.M. (London, 1996). He has spend time abroad doing research (Oxford, Canberra, Montreal, Collegium Budapest, Bergen, Harvard, Melbourne, Onati, Prague, Lisbon) and teaching (Bergen, Bern, Montevideo, Di Tella (Buenos Aires), Rio (UFF), Krakow, Bucharest, Braga, Tbilissi, Yerevan). He works in the field of political philosophy and especially on (1) issues of intergenerational justice, (2) the division of distributive labour, (3) the political philosophy of information.

He is the author of Penser la justice entre les générations (Aubier-Flammarion, 2004) and the co-editor of four books including on issues of intellectual property issues (Palgrave 2008), intergenerational justice (OUP, 2009) and intergenerational governance (OUP, 2016). He is the author of more than 50 articles and chapters in philosophy, law and economics books and journals, including J. of Political Philosophy; Politics, Philosophy & Economics; Loyola of Los Angeles Law Rev.; New York University Environmental Law J.; International Economic Rev., Economics & Philosophy; J. of Environmental Economics and Management.

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