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Procreative justice: the ethics of creating and raising children

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Despite its immense personal significance, procreation is an inherently other-regarding endeavor. By its very nature, the decision to procreate is the decision to bring into existence another morally considerable being, one who will be exposed to the full range of harms, benefits, and risks that accompany a typical human life, and one who cannot by its nature ever consent to being born. Moreover, when this decision is undertaken in a community of persons, it is also a decision to affect th...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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