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Parental Choice and what we Owe to our Children

Jonathan Glover

in Choosing Children: Genes, Disability, and Design

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199290925
eISBN:
9780191710452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290925.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on possible conflicts between parental freedom of choice and the interests of the child. Should parents be free to choose the genetic make-up of their children? Or do the ... More


The State’s Role and Individuals’ Rights

James G. Dwyer and Shawn F. Peters

in Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226627113
eISBN:
9780226627397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226627397.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

Complete state detachment from children’s education is not possible. Following explanation of this point, we construct a framework for reasoning about what proper form the state’s inevitable role in ... More


The Regulation Question

James G. Dwyer and Shawn F. Peters

in Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226627113
eISBN:
9780226627397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226627397.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

Views about what law should govern homeschooling span the range from absolute prohibition to absolute parental empowerment. We explained in Chapter Four why neither extreme empirical view is ... More


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