Parental Obligation

Utilitas 23 (3):249-267 (2011)

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Nellie Wieland
California State University, Long Beach
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The contention of this article is that parents do have obligations to care for their children, but for reasons that are not typically offered. I argue that this obligation to care for one’s children is unfair to parents but not unjust. I do not provide a detailed account of what our obligations are to our children. Rather, I focus on providing a justification for any obligation to care for them at all.
Keywords children  associative obligations  special obligations  feminism  filial obligations  parenthood
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DOI 10.1017/s0953820811000136
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