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Morals, Marriage, and Parenthood An Introduction to Family Ethics

ISBN-10: 0534551572

ISBN-13: 9780534551575

Edition: 1999

Authors: Laurence D. Houlgate

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This ground-breaking text is the first anthology of essays entirely devoted to ethical problems in marriage and family relationships. This collection of classical and contemporary sources brings together a wide range of ethical issues including family ethics, children's rights, and parental responsibilities.
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Book details

List price: $213.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
What Is Family Ethics?
Introduction
Family Ethics and Applied Ethics
How Do We Do Applied Ethics? Ethical Theory and the Family
Questions for Thought and Discussion
Further Reading
Notes
Preliminary Issues
The Nature and History of The Family
Introduction
Defining the Family: A Matter of More or Less
Our Understanding of the Family
Family Life in Seventeenth Century Massachusetts
The Emotional Significance of the Family in the Western World Before the Industrial Age
Questions for Thought and Discussion
Further Reading
Notes
Multi-Cultural Perspectives
On Growing Old in China
Hopi Family Ethics
The Mexican-American Family
Bloodmothers, Othermothers, and Women-Centered Networks in African-American Communities
Questions for Thought and Discussion
Further Reading
Notes
Criticisms and Defense of The Family
Marriage, Monogamy and Sexual Preference
Introduction
Locke on Rights and Marriage
Kant on Sex and Marriage
In Defense of Monogamous Marriage
Against Homosexual Marriage
The Case for Gay Marriage
Questions for Thought and Discussion
Further Reading
Notes
Criticisms of Traditional Marriage and Family
Introduction
A Proposal to Abolish the Nuclear Family
On Plato's Proposal
The Origin of Monogamous Marriage and the Patriarchal Family
Marriage and the Unjust Treatment of Women
Questions for Thought and Discussion
Further Reading
Notes
Non-Traditional Families and Family Values
Introduction
The Permissible Variety of Family Structures
Family Decline in America
An Alternative to the Family
Are Family Values Enduring Values? Questions for Thought and Discussion
Further Reading
Notes
Marital Ethics
Adultery and Divorce
Introduction
Marriage, Adultery and Divorce
Is Adultery Immoral? Mike Martin, Love's Constancy
Children and the Ethics of Divorce
Questions for Thought and Discussion
Further Reading
Notes
Family Violence
Introduction
Marital Rape: A Higher Standard is in Order
Violence in Intimate Relationships
Violence Against Women Protected by "Privacy."
Child Abuse and Family Privacy
Child Abuse: A Multi-Cultural Perspective
Questions for Thought and Discussion
Further Reading
Notes
Parents and Children
The Ethics of Creating a Family
Introduction
Why Have Children?
When is Birth Unfair to the Child?
Is There a Natural Right to Have Children?
Licensing Parents
Conceiving a Child to Save a Child
Questions for Thought and Discussion
Further Reading
Notes
Parental Power and The Rights of Children
Introduction
Children's Rights and Borrowed Capacities
Rights of Children, Rights of Parents, and the Moral Basis of the Family
The Moral Status of Children: Children's Rights, Parent's Rights and Family Justice
Questions for Thought and Discussion
Further Reading
Notes
The Ethics of Childrearing
Introduction
Parenthood: Three Concepts and a Principle
The Obligation of Parents to Raise Their Children as Altruists
Trust and Punishment in the Family
Questions for Thought and Discussion
Further Reading
Notes
The Duties of Grown Children To Their Parents
Introduction
The Perpetual Obligation to Honor One's Parents
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