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Martin Bunzl
Martin Bunzl is a professor of philosophy at Rutgers University where he founded the Rutgers Initiative on Climate and Social Policy. His current research lies at the intersection of climate change and philosophy with a focus on issues of ethics and decision making about risk. He is the author of While Rome Burned: Fiddling in the Face of Global Warming (forthcoming), The Context of Explanation (1993) and Real History (1997), and editor (with Anthony Appiah) of Buying Freedom: The Ethics and Economics of Contemporary Slave Redemption (2007), as well as numerous scholarly articles. You can find out more about his work at

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The Extinction Paradox

(3) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 9:59 AM

Suppose we damage the planet, as we certainly seem to be doing. It seems uncontroversial to say that in doing so we wrong future generations. But suppose we damage the planet so much that there are no future generations. Suppose our actions cause the demise of our species. Then whom...

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