Anja Karnein, Ph.D.
Anja Karnein, Ph.D.



A Theory of Unborn Life. From Abortion to Genetic Manipulation, New York: Oxford University Press 2012.

German translation:

Zukünftige Personen. Eine Theorie des ungeborenen Lebens von der künstlichen Befruchtung bis zur genetischen Manipulation, Berlin: Suhrkamp 2013.



“Rawls and the Future: On the Possibility of Cooperation Across Time,” Philosophy & Public Affairs 50, 3 (2022): 271-300


“What’s Wrong with the Presentist Bias? On the Threat of Intergenerational Domination,” Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (published online March 2022)

“Political Institutions and Intergenerational Ethics: Disenfrachising the Future?,” Oxford Handbook of Intergenerational Ethics, Stephen Gardiner (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press (published online July 2021).


“Noncompliers’ Duties,” Climate Justice: Integrating Economics and Philosophy, ed. by Ravi Kanbur and Henry Shue, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2018, 123-138


“Can we Represent Future Generations?” Institutions for Future Generations, ed. by Axel Gosseries and Iñigo Gonzalez, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2017, 83-97 


“Asking Beneficiaries to Pay for Past Pollution,” Climate Justice and Historical Emissions, ed. by Lukas Meyer and Pranay Sanklecha, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2017, 107-122


“Regulating Reproductive Donation in the Context of Global and Environmental Justice” (with Mattias Iser), Regulating Reproductive Donation, ed. by Susan Golombok et al., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2016, 84-104


 “Climate Change and Justice between Nonoverlapping Future Generations,” Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric 8, 2 (2015): 43-65


“Saving the Planet by Empowering the Young?” (with Dominic Roser), Youth Quotas and other Efficient Forms of Youth Participation in Ageing Societies, ed. by Jörg Tremmel et al., Stuttgart: Springer 2015, 77-92


“Putting Fairness in Its Place: Why There is a Duty to Take Up the Slack,” 
The Journal of Philosophy CXI: 11 (November 2014): 593-607


“On the Moral Importance of Genetic Ties in Families” (with John Appleby), Relatedness in Assisted Reproduction: Families, Origins and Identities, ed. by Tabitha Freeman et al., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2014, 79-96


“Parenthood—Whose Right is It Anyway?” Reproductive Donation, ed. by Martin Richards, Guido Pennings and John Appleby, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2012, pp. 51-69


„Gibt es ein universelles Recht auf Elternschaft?“, Demokratie und Gerechtigkeit in Verteilungskonflikten, ed. by Regina Kreide, Claudia Landwehr and Katrin Toens, Baden-Baden: Nomos 2012, 245-259


„Der Wert der Unabhängigkeit,“ Biopolitik im liberalen Staat, ed. by Clemens Kauffmann and Hans-Jörg Sigwart, Baden-Baden: Nomos 2011, 123-135



Review Essays


"Leaving the Ivory Tower? Climate Justice Between Theory and Practice,” [review essay of Dale Jamieson: Reason in a Dark Time, Darrel Moellendorf: The Moral Challenge of Dangerous Climate Change, and Henry Shue: Climate Justice], Political Theory (forthcoming, available online first)


“Das Wohl zukünftiger Generationen” [review essay of Jörg Tremmel, Eine Theorie der Generationengerechtigkeit], Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie (2013) 61:5-6, 837-840

Review Essay of Michael Sandel: A Case Against Perfection and Jürgen Habermas: The Future of Human Nature. On the Way to a Liberal Eugenics? Constellations (2009) 16:1, 206-209

“Warum dürfen wir unsere Kinder nicht Klonen? Habermas und seine Kritiker in der bioethischen Debatte,“ Forschung Frankfurt 2 (2009), 68-71



Anja Karnein, Ph.D.

Department of Philosophy

Binghamton University (SUNY)

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