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dc.contributor.authorVallentyne, Petereng
dc.description.abstractWhat rights and duties do adults have with respect to raising children? Who, for example, has the right to decide how and where a particular child will live, be educated, receive health care, and spend recreational time? I argue that neither biological (gene-provider) nor procreative (zygote-producer) parents have in principle any special rights to raise their offspring. Instead, those rights can be legitimately claimed by anyone for whom possession is suitably in the child's best interest. Those who so obtain childrearing rights have a duty to live up to the "basic expectations" for ensuring that their possession of those rights is in the child's best interest, but have no further duties. In particular, they have no duty to do the best they can for the child.eng
dc.identifier.citation11 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 991 (2002-2003)eng
dc.publisherWilliam and Mary Bill of Rights Journaleng
dc.relation.ispartofPhilosophy publicationseng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Arts and Sciences. Department of Philosophyeng
dc.subjectsocial and political philosophyeng
dc.titleThe Rights and Duties of Childrearingeng

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