What do we owe to future generations?

0 out of 5


The choices and actions of the current generation will reverberate through the lives of future generations. Should we factor future generations into our decision-making? If so, how should we go about this? What is it that we owe them? Philosophers have given some thought to these questions and the lecture will summarize a few of the more plausible approaches. However, they can generate quite different duties on current generations, and so it perhaps offers another explanation as to why people disagree so much about policy. Some people think they owe more to future generations than others.



This video is free of charge for our members. If you are a member, please, use this link to access the free version. If you want to become a member – here you will find more details about our plans and will be able to join us!


SKU: Future-generations Categories: Global debates, Philosophy and spirituality




Doug Bamford

Speaker: Doug Bamford

Doug Bamford teaches short courses in philosophy and political economy with the University of Oxford. His main interest is in political philosophy and its application to public policy. He obtained his PhD in 2013 and became an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) in 2023. He is author of Rethinking Taxation (2014) and several papers and book chapters (including articles in the Journal of Applied Philosophy, Moral Philosophy and Politics, Problema, and Think). He blogs at Doug Bamford’s Tax Appeal.

Find inspiration from the comfort of your own space:

  • ~50 mins of lecture material

  • professional speaker and captivating presentation

  • easy to follow: no previous knowledge needed

  • unlimited access: pause and continue anytime

Thinking of purchasing more than one lecture? – Consider getting a membership and enjoy hundreds of videos from our archive!


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “What do we owe to future generations?”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap