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Understanding procreative beneficence

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Procreative beneficence (PB) prescribes that reproducers should select the child (or children) they could have, who is expected to have the best life, or at least as good a life as the others, based on the relevant, available information. Much criticized, this claim is also misunderstood: it is not an absolute obligation but similar in force to claims such as “you should give your child the best education.” This chapter clarifies the PB principle and explores competing reasons to it such as n...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Author
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Oxford University Press
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Oxford Handbooks Online More from this journal
Publication date:
2016-09-07
Acceptance date:
2016-09-07
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9780199981878
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English
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pubs:643812
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643812
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2016-09-15

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