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The Resource Parental obligations and bioethics : the duties of a creator, Bernard G. Prusak

Parental obligations and bioethics : the duties of a creator, Bernard G. Prusak

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Parental obligations and bioethics : the duties of a creator
Title
Parental obligations and bioethics
Title remainder
the duties of a creator
Statement of responsibility
Bernard G. Prusak
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book investigates what obligations a parent incurs by bringing a child into being. In other words, it shares with Mary Shelley--from whose Frankenstein the book's subtitle is derived--an interest in the duties of parents as creators, or, as the author writes, "qua procreators." Toward this end, the book develops accounts both of how parental obligations are acquired and what these obligations amount to. Its basic thesis is that parents, as procreators, have obligations regarding future children that put constraints on procreative liberty. Moreover, these obligations go beyond respecting a child's rights, in particular the oft-invoked child's right to an open future. The author brings the book's account of parental obligations to bear on the ethics of adoption, child support, gamete donation, surrogacy, and prenatal genetic enhancement. A final chapter examines the question of public responsibility for children and argues that it is much greater than typically acknowledged"--Page i
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prusak, Bernard G.,
Dewey number
174.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge Annals of Bioethics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bioethics
  • Parenting
  • Child rearing
  • Sexual ethics
Label
Parental obligations and bioethics : the duties of a creator, Bernard G. Prusak
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. What are parents for? A thought experiment -- 2. The costs of procreation -- 3. Abortion and the grounds of parental obligations -- 4. Whose child? -- 5. Good enough parenting? The child's right to an open future and the ethics of prenatal genetic enhancement -- 6. Back from the future : paying for the priceless child
Control code
ocn862386862
Extent
1 online resource (x, 162 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781134475254
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
40022907801
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862386862
Label
Parental obligations and bioethics : the duties of a creator, Bernard G. Prusak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. What are parents for? A thought experiment -- 2. The costs of procreation -- 3. Abortion and the grounds of parental obligations -- 4. Whose child? -- 5. Good enough parenting? The child's right to an open future and the ethics of prenatal genetic enhancement -- 6. Back from the future : paying for the priceless child
Control code
ocn862386862
Extent
1 online resource (x, 162 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781134475254
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
40022907801
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862386862

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