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Procreation and Parenthood: The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children

David Archard and David Benatar (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590704
eISBN:
9780191595547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590704.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The book offers new and original chapters on the ethics of procreation and parenthood. The introduction provides an overview of the current debates in this area. In his chapter, Tim Bayne evaluates ... More


An Ordinary Chance of a Desirable Existence

Michael Parker

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/9780199590704.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The decision to have a child is one of the most morally significant choices we make. Recent advances in reproductive medicine have increased the moral complexity of reproductive decision‐making ... More


Response to Commentaries: The Real Force of ‘Procreative Beneficence’

Robert Sparrow

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this paper the author responds to criticism of the article “Ethics, Eugenics and Politics” by Yasutaka Iachinokawa, Michelle McGowan, Gareth Jones, and Julian Savulescu. The author argues that ... More


Commentary: The Nature of the Moral Obligation to Select the Best Children

Julian Savulescu

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The author explains the nature of the moral obligation to select the best child. The author argues that our reason to select the best child is an impersonal. It is easily defeated by person-affecting ... More


Primary Topic Article: Ethics, Eugenics, and Politics

Robert Sparrow

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter sketches a political critique of recent arguments for human enhancement. While on paper it may be possible to imagine a world in which the pursuit of genetic enhancement of human beings ... More


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