Springer Verlag (2016)

Authors
Abstract
Presenting real life cases from clinical practice, this book claims that children can be conceived of as moral equals without ignoring the fact that they still are children and in need of strong family relationships. Drawing upon recent advances in childhood studies and its key feature, the ‘agentic child’, it uncovers the ideology of adultism which has seeped into much what has been written about childhood ethics. However, this book also critically examines those positions that do accord moral equality to children but on grounds not strong enough to support their claim. It lays the groundwork for a theory of moral equality by assessing the concepts of parenthood, family, best interest, paternalism, and, above all, autonomy and trust which are so important in envisioning what we owe the child. It does not only show how children – like adults – should be considered moral agents from infancy but also how ethical theories addressing adults can significantly profit from recognizing this. The analysis takes into account contributions from European as well as American scholars and makes use of a wide range of ethical, psychological, cultural, and social-scientific research.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Buy this book Find it on Amazon.com
ISBN(s) 9783319324005   3319812750   3319324004   3319324012
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-32402-9
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 62,448
External links

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
Chapters BETA

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Natalität und die Ethik von Elternschaft und Familie.Claudia Wiesemann - 2015 - Zeitschrift Für Praktische Philosophie 2 (2):213-236.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Transhumanism and Moral Equality.James Wilson - 2007 - Bioethics 21 (8):419–425.
Cultural Competence and Antiracism Training for Child Health Professionals.[author unknown] - 2004 - Journal of Medical Ethics 30 (1):39-39.
Equality and Inequality in Confucianism.Chenyang Li - 2012 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 11 (3):295-313.
Why We Are Not Moral Equals.Stan Husi - 2017 - The Journal of Ethics 21 (4):375-401.
Artificial Insemination And Happiness.Yali Cong - 2004 - Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics 14 (2):48-49.
Equality and Moral Worth in Natural Law Ethics and Beyond.Sherif Girgis - 2014 - American Journal of Jurisprudence 59 (2):143-162.
Public War and the Moral Equality of Combatants.Graham Parsons - 2012 - Journal of Military Ethics 11 (4):2012.
Equality and the Significance of Coercion.Gabriel Wollner - 2011 - Journal of Social Philosophy 42 (4):363-381.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2019-01-25

Total views
8 ( #974,747 of 2,446,185 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #456,899 of 2,446,185 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes