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Single Idea 21042

[catalogued under 25. Society / C. Social Justice / 1. Social Justice]

Full Idea

Can we ever have a moral responsibility to redress wrongs committed by a previous generation?

Gist of Idea

Should we redress wrongs done by a previous generation?

Source

Michael J. Sandel (Justice: What's the right thing to do? [2009], 07)

A Reaction

Just asking for a friend. It seems to depend on how close we feel to the previous generation. Regretting the crime committed by a beloved parent is one thing. Despising the crime committed by some right bastard who shares my nationality is another.

Book Reference

Sandel,Michael: 'Justice: what's the right thing to do?' [Penguin 2010], p.170