Children: Rights and Childhood

Children: Rights and Childhood

by David Archard

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415724869
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/12/2014
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David Archard is Professor of Philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast, UK. He is author of Sexual Consent and The Family: A Liberal Defence; and co-editor of The Moral and Political Status of Children and Procreation and Parenthood: The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children.

Table of Contents

1. John Locke’s children Part 1: Childhood 2. The concept of childhood 3. The modern conception of childhood Part 2: Children’s rights 4. Children’s moral rights 5. Liberation or caretaking? 6. Arbitrariness and incompetence 7. The wrongs of children’s rights 8. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 9. Children under the law 10. Children’s rights to vote and sexual choice Part 3: Children, parents, family and state 11. Bearing and rearing 12. Family and state 13. Parental rights to privacy and autonomy 14. Collectivism 15. The problem of child abuse 16. Conclusion: a modest collectivist proposal. Index

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