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Readership: Scholars and advanced students of moral philosophy and practical ethics.
Edited by David Archard, Lancaster University, and David Benatar, University of Cape Town
"Archard and Benatar have assembled six excellent essays, three concerning the ethics of creating life and three concerning the ethics of providing parental care. Each essay is clearly written and well argued, clearly situates its contribution in the larger literature, and makes an original contribution that advances the conversation of which it is a part. This makes the book both a must-read for those already working in these areas and an excellent point-of-entry for those who are not." - Norvin Richards, Mind
"Each chapter in this collection makes a welcome contribution to the growing literature in the field... the clarity of writing throughout, combined with the extensive background offered in the introduction, should make
the volume accessible to anyone interested in the ethics of procreation and parenthood and the challenges presented by assisted reproductive technologies." - Katherine King, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"[an] admirably clear and sharply written book." - Adrian Thatcher, Journal for the Study of Marriage & Spirituality
1: David Benatar & David Archard: Introduction
2: Tim Bayne: In defence of genethical parity
3: Mike Parker: An ordinary chance of a desirable existence
4: David Benatar: The limits of reproductive freedom
5: David Archard: The obligations and responsibilities of parenthood
6: Colin McLeod: Parental responsibilities in an unjust world
7: Elizabeth Brake: Willing parents: A voluntarist account of parental role obligations