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Children's vulnerability and legitimate authority over children

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dc.contributor.author Gheaus, Anca
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-03T10:52:33Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Gheaus A. Children's vulnerability and legitimate authority over children. J Appl Philos. 2018;35(S1):60-75. DOI: 10.1111/japp.12262
dc.identifier.issn 0264-3758
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/34280
dc.description.abstract Children's vulnerability gives rise to duties of justice towards children and determines when authority over them is legitimately exercised. I argue for two claims. First, children's general vulnerability to objectionable dependency on their caregivers entails that they have a right not to be subject to monopolies of care, and therefore determines the structure of legitimate authority over them. Second, children's vulnerability to the loss of some special goods of childhood determines the content of legitimate authority over them. My interest is in the so‐far little‐discussed goods of engaging in world discovery, artistic creation, philosophical pursuits and experimentation with one's self. I call these ‘special goods of childhood’ because individuals, in general, only have full access to them during childhood and they make a distinctive and weighty contribution to wellbeing. Therefore, they are part of the metric of justice towards children. The overall conclusion is that we ought to make good institutional care part of every child's upbringing.
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).
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Applied Philosophy. 2018;35(S1):60-75
dc.rights This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: "Gheaus A. Children's vulnerability and legitimate authority over children. J Appl Philos. 2018;35(S1): 60-75", which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/japp.12262. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
dc.subject.other Infants -- Situació legal, lleis, etc.
dc.title Children's vulnerability and legitimate authority over children
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/japp.12262
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/648610
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion

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