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Hybrid Moral Theories

Tim Mulgan

in Future People: A Moderate Consequentialist Account of our Obligations to Future Generations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199282203
eISBN:
9780191603624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928220X.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter applies Samuel Scheffler’s ‘Hybrid View’ to the morality of reproduction. It concludes that the Hybrid View does not provide a satisfactory account of our obligations to future ... More


Rule Consequentialism

Tim Mulgan

in Future People: A Moderate Consequentialist Account of our Obligations to Future Generations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199282203
eISBN:
9780191603624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928220X.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores Rule Consequentialism. It begins with a brief introduction to contemporary Rule Consequentialism, focusing on Brad Hooker’s formulation. A new formulation of Rule ... More


Willing Parents: A Voluntarist Account of Parental Role Obligations

Elizabeth Brake

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590704
eISBN:
9780191595547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590704.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is about the moral basis of parenthood. It begins by noting that parental rights and obligations are to some extent conventional. Both the content of parental obligations and their ... More


The Obligations and Responsibilities of Parenthood

David Archard

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590704
eISBN:
9780191595547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590704.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter distinguishes between the parental obligation to ensure that the child has a parent and the responsibilities of acting as a parent. It argues that a causal theory of parental ... More


The Autonomy of Children

Norvin Richards

in The Ethics of Parenthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731749
eISBN:
9780199866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731749.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Even children are entitled to do some things in their own way, but we do not take their autonomy at all as seriously as we do that of an adult. Indeed, we think parents have an obligation to treat ... More


Having Grown Children

Norvin Richards

in The Ethics of Parenthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731749
eISBN:
9780199866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731749.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Parenthood doesn't end when one's child becomes an adult but only changes: in what ways, though? This chapter begins by arguing that parents at this stage of life still have special liberties where ... More


Raising a Child

Norvin Richards

in The Ethics of Parenthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731749
eISBN:
9780199866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731749.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What is required by the parental obligation to raise our children? The answer must balance claims that the larger society has in the matter, claims that the child has while still a child, claims that ... More


The Duty to Obey the Law

Evan Fox-Decent

in Sovereignty's Promise: The State as Fiduciary

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199698318
eISBN:
9780191732171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698318.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

In Chapter V I test the fiduciary theory of legal authority by asking whether it can support a defeasible duty to obey the law. The currently popular view is that there is no such duty, even if the ... More


Loving One Another

Norvin Richards

in The Ethics of Parenthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731749
eISBN:
9780199866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731749.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that parents have an obligation to love their children while the children are young and under their care, but no obligation to love them after they are grown. It bases the ... More


Introduction

Norvin Richards

in The Ethics of Parenthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731749
eISBN:
9780199866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731749.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The Introduction explains what the book is about. Namely, how parents and children ought to treat each other at the different stages of the long and strong relationship between the parent and the ... More


Moral Education

Norvin Richards

in The Ethics of Parenthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731749
eISBN:
9780199866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731749.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter concerns what parents have an obligation to provide their children by way of a moral education. It begins by offering accounts of three traits of character they might instill, together ... More


The Acquisition of Parental Responsibilities

Joseph Millum

in Moral Parenthood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190695439
eISBN:
9780190695460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695439.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is commonly believed that parents have special responsibilities toward their children—weightier duties than they owe other children. How these responsibilities are acquired, however, is not well ... More


The Content of Parental Responsibilities

Joseph Millum

in Moral Parenthood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190695439
eISBN:
9780190695460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695439.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the content of parental responsibilities. It argues that when someone takes on parental responsibilities, she takes on duties to provide a subset of what is collectively owed to ... More


Parenthood in the United States

Ruth-Arlene W. Howe

in Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268208
eISBN:
9780191683442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268208.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

During the turbulent years preceding World War II, the American family was ‘vital to the nation’s survival, both as a symbol of democracy and as a counterpoint to the autocratic families of the Third ... More


Adoptee Vulnerability and Post-Adoptive Parental Obligation

Mianna Lotz

in Family-Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199656066
eISBN:
9780191757099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656066.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on special positive duties that adoptive parents have post-adoption. That these duties extend beyond general parental obligations is suggested by evidence that adoptees are ... More


Special Responsibilities of Parents Using Technologically Assisted Reproduction

James Lindemann Nelson

in Family-Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199656066
eISBN:
9780191757099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656066.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In her influential Maternal Thinking, Sara Ruddick (1989) suggested that a parent’s responsibilities are to preserve, nurture, and socialize the children in her or his care. This chapter uses ... More


Parental Authority: General Rights and Obligations

Brian H. Bix

in The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Family Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199989591
eISBN:
9780190260200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199989591.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines issues related to parents' rights and obligations to their children. It first considers the legal treatment of nonmarital (illegitimate) children under family law before turning ... More


Moral Parenthood

Joseph Millum

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190695439
eISBN:
9780190695460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695439.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Most people believe that parents have moral rights and responsibilities regarding their children. These rights and responsibilities undergird the nuclear family and are essential to the flourishing ... More


Mobile Communication and Transcendent Parenting

Sun Sun Lim

in Transcendent Parenting: Raising Children in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190088989
eISBN:
9780190088996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190088989.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Culture

This chapter enunciates how mobile media have engendered the conditions for transcendent parenting practices to emerge, thereby transforming family life in Asian urban middle-class households. It ... More


Transcendent Parenting: Raising Children in the Digital Age

Sun Sun Lim

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190088989
eISBN:
9780190088996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190088989.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Culture

In digitally connected middle-class households with school-going children, from toddlers through varsity students, the practice of transcendent parenting has arisen. Smartphones and other mobile ... More


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