David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Zygon 46 (3):713-732 (2011)
Abstract. In this paper, which was among Don Browning's last writings before he died, we review and evaluate the main arguments against the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (the “CRC”) that conservative American Christians in particular have opposed. While we take their objections seriously, we think that, on balance, the CRC is worthy of ratification, especially if it is read in light of the profamily ethic that informs the CRC and many earlier human rights instruments. More fundamentally, we think that the CRC captures some of the very best traditional Western legal and theological teachings on marriage, family, and children, which we retrieve and reconstruct for our day
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
John Locke (1988). Two Treatises of Government. Cambridge University Press.
Aristotle (1941). The Basic Works of Aristotle. Modern Library.
David Hume (1777). Enquiries Concerning the Human Understanding and Concerning the Principles of Morals. Greenwood Press.
Plato (1894). The Republic. Courier Dover Publications.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Veronique Munoz-Dardé (2002). Family, Choice and Distributive Justice. In David Archard & Colin Macleod (eds.), The Moral and Political Status of Children. Oxford University Press
David Archard, Children's Rights. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Marcia J. Bunge (ed.) (2012). Children, Adults, and Shared Responsibilities: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives. Cambridge University Press.
Rudi Roose & B. I. E. Bouverne-de (2007). Do Children Have Rights or Do Their Rights Have to Be Realised? The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as a Frame of Reference for Pedagogical Action. Journal of Philosophy of Education 41 (3):431–443.
A. S. Iltis (2010). Toward a Coherent Account of Pediatric Decision Making. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 35 (5):526-552.
S. Sanz-Caballero (2013). Children's Rights in a Changing Climate: A Perspective From the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 13 (1):1-14.
Sonja Grover (2003). Social Research in the Advancement of Children's Rights. Journal of Academic Ethics 1 (1):119-130.
Margaret Somerville (2011). Children's Human Rights to Natural Biological Origins and Family Structure. Bioethics Research Notes 23 (1):1.
Margaret Somerville (2012). Volume 24 Issue 2 - The Case Against "Same-Sex Marriage". Bioethics Research Notes 24 (2):23.
Vigen Guroian (1998). Human Rights and Modern Western Faith: An Orthodox Christian Assessment. Journal of Religious Ethics 26 (2):241-247.
Elizabeth Wolgast (1987). Wrong Rights. Hypatia 2 (1):25 - 43.
M. J. Cherry (2010). Parental Authority and Pediatric Bioethical Decision Making. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 35 (5):553-572.
Katherine Covell & R. Brian Howe (2001). Moral Education Through the 3 Rs: Rights, Respect and Responsibility. Journal of Moral Education 30 (1):29-41.
Added to index2011-08-13
Total downloads22 ( #178,776 of 1,911,652 )
Recent downloads (6 months)12 ( #49,867 of 1,911,652 )
How can I increase my downloads?