CFP: Philosophy and Public Issues - Climate Transition and the Moral Responsibility of the Pivotal Generation
Submission deadline: February 15, 2023
CFP: Climate Transition and the Moral Responsibility of the Pivotal Generation
This issue of Philosophy and Public Issues ( http://fqp.luiss.it/ ) will include a discussion of Henry Shue’s The Pivotal Generation: Why We Have a Moral Responsibility to Slow Climate Change Right Now (Princeton University Press, 2021), with commentaries by Simon Caney (University of Warwick), Elizabeth Cripps (University of Edinburgh), Säde Hormio (University of Helsinki), Darrel Moellendorf (Goethe University Frankfurt), Hanna Mirjam Schübel (University of Fribourg), Alexa Zellentin (University College Dublin), Alberto Pirni (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies - Pisa), Fausto Corvino (University of Gothenburg), followed by Shue’s replies.
Aims and Background
The current generation has a unique role to play in human history. It can either accomplish the climate transition quickly and effectively, handing over a sustainable world to future generations, or it can instead linger in a global energy regime that generates intergenerational climate externalities. Depending on how the present generation interprets this role, certain irreparable damage will impact the planet, with more or less dramatic effects on human beings and natural systems. As Henry Shue brilliantly writes in The Pivotal Generation (2021): « We can be the “greatest generation” for the climate struggle or the miserably self-preoccupied and easily manipulated ones who failed to rise to the occasion and whom future generations will recall, if at all, with contempt».
We expect original contributions discussing problems such as (but not limited to):
- Global climate justice
- Intergenerational justice
- Energy justice
- Climate change and intertemporal choices
- Historical responsibility for climate damage
- The ethics of mitigation policies
- Climate finance
Please send a (.odt, .doc or .docx) file containing a long abstract (1,000 words max) and a title, prepared for blind review with all revealing references to the author removed. All personal information (name, affiliation, and contact) must be submitted separately, along with a short abstract (200 words max). Deadline for abstract submission is February 15, 2023. Decisions will be made within a month.
Upon notification of acceptance, you will be invited to submit the full paper (9,000 words max) no later than April 15, 2023. The volume will be published in 2023.
Long Abstract (1,000 words max): February 15, 2023
Full paper (9,000 words max, upon acceptance): April 30, 2023
Editor: Gianfranco Pellegrino (Luiss University), Alberto Pirni (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies - Pisa), Fausto Corvino (University of Gothenburg).