The Risk of a Lifetime: How, When, and Why Procreation May Be Permissible

2016.05.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rivka Weinberg, The Risk of a Lifetime: How, When, and Why Procreation May Be Permissible, Oxford University Press, 2016, 263pp.,
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2016.05.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rivka Weinberg, The Risk of a Lifetime: How, When, and Why Procreation May Be Permissible, Oxford University Press, 2016, 263pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190243708. Reviewed by David A. Jensen, Brigham Young University Rivka Weinberg argues for a conservative position on the moral permissibility of procreation, albeit with some surprising applications. But the journey to this position is a well-argued, insightful, and lively discussion of the issues surrounding this underappreciated topic. The author considers procreation a risk -- primarily for the person who is procreated -- and establishes the motive that both justifies and explains procreation: the desire to engage in a relationship of parental responsibility for another. That responsibility, Weinberg argues, is incurred by means of a "hazmat theory of parental responsibility." Using this theory of parental responsibility, she considers both extremes on. . .

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