Population and the Environment: Analytical Demography and Applied Population Ethics/ChristopherCowie
Notes by user Christopher Cowie (Durham Univ.) for Population and the Environment: Analytical Demography and Applied Population Ethics
Highlights: People genuinely seeming to care about philosophy.
Open questions that came up: questions about the nature of duties to merely potential people and the application of my approach to personal choices as well as public policy choices.
How your perspective changed: I wouldn't say my perspective changed. But I now think I was wrong to assimilate personal choices as well as public policy choices in my approach.
Impact on your own work: A bit more clarity on the above, as well as on the sense of should used to frame my questions (= should of morality not of rationality).
Reference material notes
Hilary Greaves. Population Axiology. Philosophy Compass. (2017). A nice summary of some of the core issues in population axiology.
Mike Huemer. In Defense of Repugnance. Mind (2007). A more in-depth discussion of one of the controversial views in population axiology.
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|In defence of repugnance||Michael Huemer||Mind||2008||25||4|
|Population axiology||Hilary Greaves||Philosophy Compass||2017||5||7|
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