Parental love pills: Some ethical considerations

Bioethics 25 (9):489-494 (2011)
Abstract
It may soon be possible to develop pills that allow parents to induce in themselves more loving behaviour, attitudes and emotions towards their children. In this paper, I consider whether pharmacologically induced parental love can satisfy reasonable conditions of authenticity; why anyone would be interested in taking such parental love pills at all, and whether inducing parental love pharmacologically promotes narcissism or results in self-instrumentalization. I also examine how the availability of such pills may affect the duty to love a child
Keywords right of children to be loved  duty to love  psychopharmacology  parent love
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S. Matthew Liao (2012). Why Children Need to Be Loved. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 15 (3):347-358.
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