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Equality and the Duties of Procreators

Peter Vallentyne

in The Moral and Political Status of Children

Published in print June 2002 | ISBN: 9780199242689
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598715 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199242682.003.0011
 Equality and the Duties of Procreators

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The duties of procreators to their offspring are limited and fully discharged by ensuring that the children they create have lives that are worth living. All adults, in general, have a shared duty to ensure that children enjoy an equal opportunity to lead a good life. Procreators have a duty to others to ensure that their children do not violate the rights of others. They are even responsible for providing compensation for disadvantages caused for others by their adult children.

Keywords: adults; children; compensation; duties; equal opportunity; procreators; responsibility; rights

Chapter.  8178 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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