Feasibility, normative heuristics and the proper place of historical responsibility – a reply to Ohndorf et al.

Fabian Schuppert, Christian Seidel

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

125 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

In this comment, we pick up three points raised by Ohndorf et al. (2015) in their reply to our ethical assessment of the German Advisory Council’s Budget Approach (WBGUBA). First, we discuss and clarify the relationship between ethics and political feasibility, highlighting that the way Ohndorf et el. use feasibility creates an unwarranted status quo bias. Second, we explain the proper place historical responsibility should have within the WBGUBA, stressing the fact that the reasons why we choose one policy proposal over another matter. Third, we analyze the limited extent to which a normative heuristic should motivate an ethically ambitious policy proposal like the WBGUBA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-107
Number of pages7
JournalClimatic Change
Volume140
Issue number2
Early online date30 Nov 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

Fingerprint

heuristics
ethics
responsibility
policy
budget

Cite this

@article{867db7c4939e4352a7c431a7a1a8a7f0,
title = "Feasibility, normative heuristics and the proper place of historical responsibility – a reply to Ohndorf et al.",
abstract = "In this comment, we pick up three points raised by Ohndorf et al. (2015) in their reply to our ethical assessment of the German Advisory Council’s Budget Approach (WBGUBA). First, we discuss and clarify the relationship between ethics and political feasibility, highlighting that the way Ohndorf et el. use feasibility creates an unwarranted status quo bias. Second, we explain the proper place historical responsibility should have within the WBGUBA, stressing the fact that the reasons why we choose one policy proposal over another matter. Third, we analyze the limited extent to which a normative heuristic should motivate an ethically ambitious policy proposal like the WBGUBA.",
author = "Fabian Schuppert and Christian Seidel",
year = "2017",
month = "1",
doi = "10.1007/s10584-016-1861-4",
language = "English",
volume = "140",
pages = "101--107",
journal = "Climatic Change",
issn = "0165-0009",
publisher = "Springer Netherlands",
number = "2",

}

Feasibility, normative heuristics and the proper place of historical responsibility – a reply to Ohndorf et al. / Schuppert, Fabian; Seidel, Christian.

In: Climatic Change, Vol. 140, No. 2, 01.2017, p. 101-107.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

TY - JOUR

T1 - Feasibility, normative heuristics and the proper place of historical responsibility – a reply to Ohndorf et al.

AU - Schuppert, Fabian

AU - Seidel, Christian

PY - 2017/1

Y1 - 2017/1

N2 - In this comment, we pick up three points raised by Ohndorf et al. (2015) in their reply to our ethical assessment of the German Advisory Council’s Budget Approach (WBGUBA). First, we discuss and clarify the relationship between ethics and political feasibility, highlighting that the way Ohndorf et el. use feasibility creates an unwarranted status quo bias. Second, we explain the proper place historical responsibility should have within the WBGUBA, stressing the fact that the reasons why we choose one policy proposal over another matter. Third, we analyze the limited extent to which a normative heuristic should motivate an ethically ambitious policy proposal like the WBGUBA.

AB - In this comment, we pick up three points raised by Ohndorf et al. (2015) in their reply to our ethical assessment of the German Advisory Council’s Budget Approach (WBGUBA). First, we discuss and clarify the relationship between ethics and political feasibility, highlighting that the way Ohndorf et el. use feasibility creates an unwarranted status quo bias. Second, we explain the proper place historical responsibility should have within the WBGUBA, stressing the fact that the reasons why we choose one policy proposal over another matter. Third, we analyze the limited extent to which a normative heuristic should motivate an ethically ambitious policy proposal like the WBGUBA.

U2 - 10.1007/s10584-016-1861-4

DO - 10.1007/s10584-016-1861-4

M3 - Comment/debate

VL - 140

SP - 101

EP - 107

JO - Climatic Change

JF - Climatic Change

SN - 0165-0009

IS - 2

ER -