Feasibility, normative heuristics and the proper place of historical responsibility – a reply to Ohndorf et al.

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Schuppert F, Seidel C
Journal: Climatic Change
Publication year: 2017
Volume: 140
Journal issue: 2
Pages range: 101--107
ISSN: 0165-0009
Language: English


Abstract


In this comment, we pick up three points raised by Ohndorf et al. (Clim Chang 133:385–395, 2015) in their reply to our ethical assessment of the German Advisory Council’s Budget Approach (WBGUBA). First, we discuss and clarify the relationship between ethics and political feasibility, highlighting that the way Ohndorf et al. use feasibility creates an unwarranted status quo bias. Second, we explain the proper place historical responsibility should have within the WBGUBA, stressing the fact that the reasons why we choose one policy proposal over another matter. Third, we analyze the limited extent to which a normative heuristic should motivate an ethically ambitious policy proposal like the WBGUBA.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Seidel, Christian Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Philosophie


External institutions with authors

Queen's University


Research Fields

Weitere Forschung am Lehrstuhl
Lehrstuhl für Philosophie


How to cite

APA:
Schuppert, F., & Seidel, C. (2017). Feasibility, normative heuristics and the proper place of historical responsibility – a reply to Ohndorf et al. Climatic Change, 140(2), 101--107. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-016-1861-4

MLA:
Schuppert, Fabian, and Christian Seidel. "Feasibility, normative heuristics and the proper place of historical responsibility – a reply to Ohndorf et al." Climatic Change 140.2 (2017): 101--107.

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