Prof. M.D. Davidson (Marc)
Professor - Philosophical ethics and political philosophy
Prof. Marc Davidson focuses in particular on the moral question of how we should act in the light of sustainability and environmental issues. Why should we be concerned about future generations? What duties do we have to the other species that inhabit this planet? What is a fair distribution of the costs of environmental policy among the population? What is the responsibility of the individual citizen or consumer? Marc Davidson approaches these questions in a multi- and interdisciplinary manner by connecting the field of ethics with knowledge about economics, ecology, psychology and other fields.
- Davidson, M. D. (2013). On the relation between ecosystem services, intrinsic value, existence value and economic valuation. Ecological Economics, 95, 171-177. Full text
- Davidson, M. D. (2012). Distributive justice in the international regulation of global ecosystem services. Global Environmental Change, 22(4), 852-861. Full text
- Davidson, M. D. (2008). Wrongful harm to future generations: the case of climate change. Environmental values 17(4), 471-488. Full text
- Davidson, M. D. (2006). A social discount rate for climate damage to future generations based on regulatory law. Climatic Change, 76(1-2), 55-72. Full text
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Research grants and prizes
- 2003 - NWO Grant within Programme: 'Ethics, Research & Governance’: 'Testing moral choices in economic analysis models for climate policy to positive law’.
- 2011 - NWO VIDI Grant for project “A long-term compass for the protection of global biodiversity”. More information