Defending Associative Duties

2014.05.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jonathan Seglow, Defending Associative Duties, Routledge, 2013, 215pp., $125.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415813105. Reviewed by Henry
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2014.05.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jonathan Seglow, Defending Associative Duties, Routledge, 2013, 215pp., $125.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415813105. Reviewed by Henry S. Richardson, Georgetown University This book sets out a general account of relationship-based duties. It then proceeds to develop instances of the account that apply to parents' duties to their children, to children's duties to their parents, and to duties owed to one another by friends, members of voluntary associations, and fellow citizens. Much inspired by work in this area by Samuel Scheffler, Jonathan Seglow sets out to answer, both in general and in relation to some of the tougher cases, two objections to associative duties that Scheffler articulated. The first is the "voluntarist objection." This objection has it that mere participation in a relationship cannot be the basis of any special obligation: only a voluntary undertaking can generate any duty that. . .

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