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References and further reading

  • Blustein, J. (1982) Parents and Children: The Ethics of the Family, New York: Oxford University Press.

    (An analysis that draws on Locke and Rawls for an analysis of parental obligations to meet a child’s needs for ‘primary goods’ and to foster a child’s autonomy.)

  • Bubeck, D. (1995) Care, Gender, and Justice, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

    (An economic and political analysis of women’s traditional work of care in the family and elsewhere.)

  • Locke, J. (1689) Two Treatises of Civil Government, ed. P. Laslett, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1963, esp. Second Treatise, ch. 6.

    (A political analysis of the limited scope and duration of parental authority and children’s duty of obedience.)

  • Okin, S.M. (1989) Justice, Gender, and the Family. New York: Basic Books.

    (A liberal theory of justice meant to address women’s inequalities within the traditional family more adequately than other theories of justice.)

  • O’Neill, O. (1988) ‘Children’s Rights and Children’s Lives’, Ethics 98: 445–463; repr. in Constructions of Reason: Explorations of Kant’s Practical Philosophy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

    (A shift from political focus on children’s rights to parental obligations of care, kindness, and other contributions to ‘the genial play of life’.)

  • Ross, J.J. (1994) The Virtues of the Family, New York: Free Press.

    (A biologically-based defence of the traditional nuclear family.)

  • Sartre, J-P. (1964) Les Mots, trans. B. Frechtman, The Words, New York: Random House, 1981.

    (Autobiographical reflections on early relationships to his parents and grandparents, informed by his existentialist theories of authenticity and bad faith. An example of a narrative approach.)

  • Schoeman, F. (1980) ‘Rights of Children, Rights of Parents, and the Moral Basis of the Family’, Ethics 91: 6–19.

    (A psychological approach to family commitments in terms of intimacy.)

    Anthologies of original and reprinted philosophical essays, as well as useful bibliographies:

  • Aiken, W. and LaFollette, H. (1980) Whose Child? Children’s Rights, Parental Authority, and State Power, Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield.

    (A collection of journalists’ and philosophers’ essays on child abuse and children’s moral and legal rights.)

  • Archard, D. (1993) Children: Rights and Childhood, London: Routledge.

    (A concise critique of the ‘liberal standard’ for parental privacy, child abuse and state intervention, with a ‘modest collectivist proposal’ for children’s sexual and voting rights. A compendious bibliographic essay.)

  • Ekman, R. (1996) Children’s Rights Re-Visioned: Philosophical Readings, Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

    (A collection of philosophical essays examining the distinct interests and justified claims children have in regard to parental and state control and resources.)

  • Houlgate, L. (1998) Family Values: Issues in Ethics, Society and the Family, Boulder, CO: Westview.

    (A collection of classic and current philosophic commentaries on ethical problems in marriage and family relations.)

  • Ladd, R.E. (1996) Children’s Rights Re-Visioned: Philosophical Readings, Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

    (A collection of philosophical essays examining the distinct interests and justified claims children have in regard to parental and state control and resources.)

  • Meyers, D.T., Kipnis, K. and Murphy, C., Jr, (eds) (1993) Kindred Matters: Rethinking the Philosophy of the Family, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

    (Papers by philosophers and lawyers drawn mostly from the 1988 AMINTAPHIL conference on the family in moral and legal theory.)

  • Nelson, H. (1996) Feminism and Families, New York: Routledge.

    (A collection of critiques of, and various alternatives to, the ‘traditional family’.)

  • O’Neill, O. and Ruddick, W. (1979) Having Children: Philosophical and Legal Reflections on Parenthood, New York: Oxford University Press.

    (A collection of philosophic essays and US legal decisions on the bearing and rearing of children.)

  • Scarre, G. (1989) Children, Parents, and Politics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (A collection of philosophical and other essays on various conceptions of childhood and their bearing on parental and state rights and responsibilities in liberal democracies.)

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