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  1. The Place of Parenting Within a Liberal Theory of Justice: The Private Parenting Model, Parental Licenses, or Public Parenting Support?Daniel Engster - 2010 - Social Theory and Practice 36 (2):233-262.
    Parenting has an ambiguous place within the liberal tradition. On the one hand, liberal theorists have traditionally portrayed it as a private activity. On the other hand, they have also acknowledged the need for some public regulation of parenting in order to protect children’s interests. Some theorists have suggested that this ambiguity within liberalism can be best resolved by implementing parental licensing plans that would limit childrearing opportunities strictly to individuals who could prove their psychological, moral, and financial competency to (...)
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  • Family History.J. David Velleman - 2005 - Philosophical Papers 34 (3):357-378.
    Abstract I argue that meaning in life is importantly influenced by bioloical ties. More specifically, I maintain that knowing one's relatives and especially one's parents provides a kind of self-knowledge that is of irreplaceable value in the life-task of identity formation. These claims lead me to the conclusion that it is immoral to create children with the intention that they be alienated from their bioloical relatives?for example, by donor conception.
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  • Rights of Children, Rights of Parents, and the Moral Basis of the Family.Ferdinand Schoeman - 1980 - Ethics 91 (1):6-19.
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  • The Maternal Instinct.Caroline Whitbeck - 1974 - Philosophical Forum 6 (2):265.
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  • Nicomachean Ethics.Terence Aristotle & Irwin - 1999
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