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Selecting for Disability and the Welfare of the Child

Stephen Wilkinson

in Choosing Tomorrow's Children: The Ethics of Selective Reproduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199273966
eISBN:
9780191706585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273966.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses two questions. First, is there anything wrong with deliberately creating a child with a disability (such as deafness)? Second, what is the proper role of child welfare ... More


Choosing One for the Sake of Another

Stephen Wilkinson

in Choosing Tomorrow's Children: The Ethics of Selective Reproduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199273966
eISBN:
9780191706585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273966.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter starts by evaluating the Cost of Care Argument. This is a further argument against selecting for disability, one that (unlike those considered in Chapter 3) relies not on appeals to the ... More


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