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Climate Change and Individual Responsibility

Agency, Moral Disengagement and the Motivational Gap
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Climate Change and Individual Responsibility by Wouter Peeters

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This book discusses the agency and responsibility of individuals in climate change, and argues that these are underemphasized, enabling individuals to maintain their consumptive lifestyles without having to accept moral responsibility for their luxury emissions.

Author Biography

Wouter Peeters is a researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. His research focuses on the challenges to our conceptions of freedoms and responsibilities that are posed by climate change and environmental sustainability. Andries De Smet is Junior Research Fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders at Ghent University. His research interests include cosmopolitanism and questions of responsibility regarding climate change and global justice. Lisa Diependaele is a researcher at Ghent University, Belgium. She studies global ethics in international economic governance. Sigrid Sterckx is Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at Ghent University, Belgium. Her current research focuses on: climate ethics and governance; medical decisions at the end of life; human tissue research; organ transplantation; neuroethics; and patent law. She has authored and co-authored more than 100 books, book chapters and journal articles on these topics and serves on various advisory boards and commissions, including the Belgian Advisory Committee on Bioethics.
Release date NZ
February 3rd, 2015
  • Professional & Vocational
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
XII, 150 p.
Palgrave Pivot
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