This chapter extends the previous chapter by asking whether the communities to which property owners owe obligations include future and/or past generations. The chapter argues that owners do indeed owe obligations to non-living members of generational communities. It argues further that with respect to members of future generational communities there are two types of obligations, one general, the other specific. The general obligation is to provide future generations with the basic material background conditions that are necessary for them to be able to carry out life-transcending projects that their forebears have transmitted to them. Specific obligations enable successive generational community members to whom particular life-transcending projects have been forwarded to be carried out in their intended way. These obligations are defeasible, rather than absolute, however.
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