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Procreation and Parenthood: The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children
     

Procreation and Parenthood: The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children

by David Archard
 

ISBN-10: 0199590702

ISBN-13: 9780199590704

Pub. Date: 01/07/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Producing and rearing children are immensely important human activities. Procreation and Parenthood offers new and original essays by leading philosophers on some of the main ethical issues raised by these activities. An Introduction supplies an accessible overview of the current debates. Individual chapters then take up particular problems such as: the

Overview

Producing and rearing children are immensely important human activities. Procreation and Parenthood offers new and original essays by leading philosophers on some of the main ethical issues raised by these activities. An Introduction supplies an accessible overview of the current debates. Individual chapters then take up particular problems such as: the morality of bringing people into existence; what limits there might be on a person's freedom to reproduce; whether human beings need to ensure that they only create the best possible children; whether there is a conflict between justice and parents' devotion of time and money to their own children; and, whether parents acquire their role because of their intention to do so or because they are responsible for bringing children into being.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199590704
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/07/2011
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Introduction, David Benatar & David Archard
2. In defence of genethical parity, Tim Bayne
3. An ordinary chance of a desirable existence, Mike Parker
4. The limits of reproductive freedom, David Benatar
5. The obligations and responsibilities of parenthood, David Archard
6. Parental responsibilities in an unjust world, Colin McLeod
7. Willing parents: A voluntarist account of parental role obligations, Elizabeth Brake

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