Show simple item record Cormier, Andrée Anne 2017-12-15T09:04:47Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Cormier AA. On the permissibility of shaping children’s values. Crit Rev Int Soc Political Philos. 2018;21(3):333-50. DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2017.1398481
dc.identifier.issn 1369-8230
dc.description.abstract According to Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift, parents have a limited and conditional moral right to deliberately shape their children’s values and interests in light of their own particular comprehensive convictions. Their view contrasts with Matthew Clayton’s account of legitimate childrearing, according to which it is always impermissible for parents to seek to pass on their particular convictions to their children or, more generally, to ‘enroll’ them into their conception of the good, since this violates a requirement of respect for children’s independence. This paper offers a novel defense of Brighouse and Swift’s position that at least some forms of comprehensive enrollment are permissible. First, I argue that the claim that there is a duty to respect the independence of very young children is problematic. Then, drawing on Brighouse and Swift’s account of familial relationship goods, I argue that seeking to pass on comprehensive values or beliefs to one’s children is actually compatible with proper respect for their independence, as Clayton understands it.
dc.description.sponsorship This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme [Grant Agreement Number: 648610].
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
dc.relation.ispartof Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. 2018;21(3):333-50
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dc.title On the permissibility of shaping children’s values
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.subject.keyword Parental duties
dc.subject.keyword Parent-child relationship
dc.subject.keyword Shaping values
dc.subject.keyword Comprehensive enrollment
dc.subject.keyword Religious upbringing
dc.subject.keyword Children’s autonomy
dc.subject.keyword Children’s independence
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/648610
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