David Archard and Colin M. Macleod

in The Moral and Political Status of Children

Published in print June 2002 | ISBN: 9780199242689
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598715 | DOI:

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In the history of philosophy, children have been seen as the property of their parents and as beings who must develop into adults. Both views provide some kind of warrant for the exercise of parental authority. There is renewed interest today in the moral and political status of the child. The principal areas of interest are rights, autonomy and education, families, and justice.

Keywords: autonomy; children; education; family; justice; moral status; parental authority; political status; property; rights

Chapter.  7100 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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