chapter  8
Ecological justice and justice as impartiality
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The aim of this chapter is to try to relate the idea of ecological justice to what is arguably the most defensible theory of distributive justice developed for the purely human domain in recent years. This is the theory of Brian Barry, which he has dubbed ‘justice as impartiality’ (Barry 1995). It is a theory of justice which takes much of its inspiration from Rawls’ theory of justice as fairness, albeit via some important modifications of that theory introduced by the political philosopher Thomas Scanlon (see ibid.: 67-72).