Family Values: The Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships

2015.02.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift, Family Values: The Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships, Princeton University Press, 2014,
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2015.02.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift, Family Values: The Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships, Princeton University Press, 2014, 216pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780691126913. Reviewed by David Archard, Queen's University Belfast As its ‘Acknowledgments’ wittily recognizes, this book has been long in gestation and is the product of an extended transatlantic marriage of minds. It is the completed statement of a view that in its essentials has been for some time known to those working in the area through a number of key published articles. In consequence, already prior to its publication in book form this view has been much discussed and is highly influential. The book starts from the problem famously expressed by John Rawls in the form of a clearly rhetorical question, ‘Is the family then to be abolished?’ The problem is that the existence of the family seems to be in ineradicable tension with those values liberals. . .

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