Last updated on 09/28/2019
Mintz-Woo, K. (2017). A new defence of probability discounting. In A. Walsh, S. Hormio, & D. Purves (Ed.), The Ethical Underpinnings of Climate Economics (pp. 87-102) . Oxford, Routledge.
This chapter argues that, for decisions under risk, Simon Caney's rights-based approach overgeneralises and that rights-based theories structurally face similar problems. It makes a new moral case for probability discounting on the grounds that moral responsibility for outcomes scales with credence in outcomes.