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Author Wiesemann, Claudia, 1958- author
Title Moral equality, bioethics, and the child / Claudia Wiesemann
Imprint Switzerland : Springer, [2016]
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 人文社會聯圖  HQ789 .W537 2016    AVAILABLE    30660020165820
Descript ix, 155 pages ; 25 cm
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Series International library of ethics, law, and the new medicine, 1567-8008 ; volume 67
International library of ethics, law, and the new medicine ; v. 67
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Part I. An outline of the debate on moral equality -- Introduction -- The debate about moral equality -- Part II. The theoretical framework of a moral-equality approach -- Natality -- Trust -- Family -- Autonomy -- Part III. A moral-equality approach to childhood and other stiuations of dependency -- The dialectic of trust and autonomy -- Basic concepts for clinical practice
"Presenting real life cases from clinical practice, this book claims that children can be conceived of as moral equals without ignoring the fact that they still are children and in need of strong family relationships. Drawing upon recent advances in childhood studies and its key feature, the 'agentic child', it uncovers the ideology of adultism which has seeped into much what has been written about childhood ethics. However, this book also critically examines those positions that do accord moral equality to children but on grounds not strong enough to support their claim. It lays the groundwork for a theory of moral equality by assessing the concepts of parenthood, family, best interest, paternalism, and, above all, autonomy and trust which are so important in envisioning what we owe the child. It does not only show how children - like adults - should be considered moral agents from infancy but also how ethical theories addressing adults can significantly profit from recognizing this. The analysis takes into account contributions from European as well as American scholars and makes use of a wide range of ethical, psychological, cultural, and social-scientific research"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Children's rights
Parent and child -- Moral and ethical aspects
Equality -- Moral and ethical aspects
Medical ethics
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