Conceptions of Parenthood: Ethics and the Family

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - Philosophy - 138 pages
What is it that makes someone a parent? In this book, the author explores several different conceptions of parenthood and the implications of these conceptions for the ethics of the family. He argues that the proper way to think about being a parent is to conceive of parents as stewards of their children.


Successful Conceptions of Parenthood
Stewardship and Parental Rights
Stewardship and Parental Obligations

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Michael W. Austin is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, USA.

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