Permissible Progeny? The Morality of Procreation and Parenting

2016.03.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sarah Hannan, Samantha Brennan, and Richard Vernon (eds.), Permissible Progeny? The Morality of Procreation and Parenting, Oxford
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2016.03.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sarah Hannan, Samantha Brennan, and Richard Vernon (eds.), Permissible Progeny? The Morality of Procreation and Parenting, Oxford University Press, 2015, 267pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780199378128. Reviewed by Jamie L. Nelson, Michigan State University Permissible Progeny? After reading the eleven clearly written and clearly important chapters (opened by a fine substantive introduction by Sarah Hannan), the temptation may be to think the answer to the title's question is no. The collection, which emerged from a conference held at Ontario's Western University in June of 2013, doesn't spend much attention on specific instances of controverted procreation -- aged fathers, postmenopausal mothers, or purposefully deaf children are absent, and so-called "savior siblings" make only a brief appearance. While the essays take up a wide and sometimes surprisingly rich range of tough moral- and political-theoretic issues. . .

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