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The Resource Moral status and human life : the case for children's superiority, James G. Dwyer

Moral status and human life : the case for children's superiority, James G. Dwyer

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Moral status and human life : the case for children's superiority
Title
Moral status and human life
Title remainder
the case for children's superiority
Statement of responsibility
James G. Dwyer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Are children of equal, lesser, or perhaps even greater moral importance than adults? This work of applied moral philosophy develops a comprehensive account of how adults as moral agents ascribe moral status to beings - ourselves and others - and on the basis of that account identifies multiple criteria for having moral status. It argues that proper application of those criteria should lead us to treat children as of greater moral importance than adults. This conclusion presents a basis for critiquing existing social practices, many of which implicitly presuppose that children occupy an inferior status, and for suggesting how government policy, law, and social life might be different if it reflected an assumption that children are actually of superior status"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dwyer, James G.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children
  • Social status
Label
Moral status and human life : the case for children's superiority, James G. Dwyer
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-208) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
What is moral status and why does it matter? -- How is moral status determined? -- Selecting criteria of moral status -- Problems in applying a multicriterial approach -- Applying a multicriteria moral status test to adults and children -- Legal, policy, and moral implications of children's superiority
Control code
ocn695452330
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 212 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511932809
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)695452330
Label
Moral status and human life : the case for children's superiority, James G. Dwyer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-208) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
What is moral status and why does it matter? -- How is moral status determined? -- Selecting criteria of moral status -- Problems in applying a multicriterial approach -- Applying a multicriteria moral status test to adults and children -- Legal, policy, and moral implications of children's superiority
Control code
ocn695452330
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 212 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511932809
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)695452330

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