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Ephemeris, the Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy

Abstract

The Counterfactual Account of compensation posits that descendants of victims are owed compensation as they are left worse off as a result of the acts of injustice perpetuated upon their ancestors (Nozick, 1974). There is a wide range of objections to the Counterfactual Account; I recognize that these are all issues but I will focus predominantly on showing why the Non-Identity Problem is not a valid objection to the account.

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