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Environmental Ethics

Volume 7, Issue 1, Spring 1985

Michael Mackenzie
Pages 63-69

A Note on Motivation and Future Generations

l examine the motivation issue in our relationship to future generations in light of a specific set of technological practices-those of Chinese hydraulic agriculture. I conclude that these practices appear to embody a “community-bonding” relationship between present and future generations and that such a relationship provides a fruitful perspective on policy.

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