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Parental partiality and future children

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Prospective parents are sometimes partial towards their future children, engaging in what I call ‘pre-parental partiality’. Common sense morality is as permissive of pre-parental partiality as it is of ordinary parental partiality—partiality towards one’s existing children. But I argue that pre-parental partiality is harder to justify: love-based justifications for ordinary parental partiality typically provide weaker reasons in support of pre-parental partiality than in support of parental p...

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Peer reviewed
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10.26556/jesp.v15i1.351

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
Publisher:
University of Southern California Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-18
Publication date:
2019-03-05
Acceptance date:
2018-12-12
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EISSN:
1559-3061
Pubs id:
pubs:954441
URN:
uri:f0f61890-2138-4d16-befb-d32760e3c927
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uuid:f0f61890-2138-4d16-befb-d32760e3c927
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pubs:954441

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