Harming Future Persons Ethics, Genetics and the Nonidentity Problem
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Where an act that seems destructive causes the very existence of the people it injures or impairs, on what basis do we say - indeed, can we cogently say - that that act is nonetheless morally wrong? This new collection probes the question of harming future persons in all its dimensions.
Copyright year: 2009
Publication date: 7/31/2009
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|Harming Future Persons: Introduction|
|Can Bringing a Person into Existence Harm That Person? Can an Act That Harms No One Be Wrong?|
|The Intractability of the Nonidentity Problem|
|If Bringing a Badly Off Person into Existence is Wrong, is Not Bringing a Well Off Person into Existence Also Wrong?|
|Rights and the Asymmetry Between Creating Good and Bad Lives|
|Asymmetries in the Morality of Causing People to Exist|
|Must an Act Worse for People be Worse for a Particular Person?|
|Who Cares About Identity?|
|Do Future Persons Presently Have Alternate Possible Identities?|
|Rule Consequentialism and Non-identity|
|Is the Argument to "No Harm Done" Correct? Must an Act that Harms a Person Make that Person Worse Off?|
|Harming as Causing Harm|
|Wrongful Life and Procreative Decisions|
|Harming and Procreating|
|The Nonidentity Problem and the Two Envelope Problem: When is One Act Better for a Person than Another?|
|Is the Morality of Parental Reproductive Choice Special? Can Intentions and Attitudes Make an Act that Harms No One Wrong?|
|Reproduction, Partiality, and the Non-identity Problem|
|Two Varieties of "Better-For" Judgements|
|Harms to Future People and Procreative Intentions|
|Is the Person Affecting Approach Objectionable Independent of the Nonidentity Problem?|
|Can the Person Affecting Restriction Solve the Problems in Population Ethics?|
|What are the Implications of the Nonidentity Problem for Law and Public Policy?|
|Implications of the Nonidentity Problem for State Regulation of Reproductive Liberty|
|Reparations for U.S. Slavery and Justice Over Time Seana|