Procreation and Parenthood : The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children, Hardback Book

Procreation and Parenthood : The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children Hardback

Edited by David (Lancaster University) Archard, David (University of Cape Town) Benatar



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 forbringing children into being.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Ethics & moral philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780199590704



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