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The Family: A Liberal Defence
     

The Family: A Liberal Defence

by D. Archard
 
An account of the nature and value of the family within a liberal society. It defines 'family', and assesses the right to have a family, whether the family promotes injustice, and what future there is for the family in the face of significant changes.

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An account of the nature and value of the family within a liberal society. It defines 'family', and assesses the right to have a family, whether the family promotes injustice, and what future there is for the family in the face of significant changes.

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'In this crisp volume, drawing on almost two decades of work on the subject, David Archard offers a compelling "qualified" liberal defence of the family. A response to philosophical and practical challenges to the family, this work expands a tradition with roots in John Locke, John Stuart Mill, John Rawls and Susan Moller Okin and engages the range of contemporary English-language liberal political philosophy, the family, and current policy debates the book could well serve as the standard elaboration of a popular, if somehwat narrow, perspective.' - Tamara Metz, Reed College, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

'One (among the many) merits...is that it brings into light the numerous, and sometimes unexpected, implications of a liberal approach to the family.' - Metapsychology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230580596
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
131
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

DAVID ARCHARD is Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at the University of Lancaster, UK. He has published widely in applied ethics, political and legal philosophy. He is a member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, and Honorary Chair of the Society for Applied Philosophy.

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