Introduction Jaime Ahlberg and Michael Chobli 1. How Procreation Generates Parental Rights and Obligations Michael Chobli 2. Teach Your Children Well: Origins, Rights, and the Education of "My" Child Russell DiSilvestro 3. Children of Choice and Educational Responsibility Jaime Ahlberg 4. The Problem of Choosing (For) Our Children K. Lindsay Chambers 5. A Chip Off the Old Block: The Ethics of Shaping Children to Be Like Their Parents Robert Noggle 6. Liberalism and the Status of Family Making Mianna Lotz 7. Parents' Rights and the Control of Children's Education Roger Marples 8. Liberalism, Parental Rights, and Moral Education: Yet Another Reflection on Mozert v. Hawkins Marc Ramsay 9. An Interest, not a Project: Hegel on Ethical Love and Procreation Ashli Anda 10. Parenthood and Personally Transformative Experiences Michael W. Austin 11. Fundamentally Incompetant: Homophobia, Religion and the Right to Parent Samatha Brennan and Colin Macleod 12. Parental Licensing and Pregnancy as a Form of Education Christine Overall
Jaime Ahlberg is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Florida. Her main areas of interest are ethics and political philosophy, with emphases in bioethics, education, and feminism. Recent publications include "Educational Justice for Students with Cognitive Disabilities" in Social Philosophy & Policy and "An Argument Against Cloning" (with Harry Brighouse) in Canadian Journal of Philosophy. Michael Cholbi is Professor of Philosophy at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has published widely in theoretical and practical ethics. His most recent work addresses paternalism, grief, and the ethics of suicide. His books include Suicide: The Philosophical Dimensions (2011) and Understanding Kant's Ethics (2016).
"The volume considers procreative ethics, what it means to be a parent, and how to balance parental and children's interests in a defensible specification of how children should be brought up and educated ... This is, in sum, a rich if uneven collection that makes a welcome addition to what is now a well-established and rewarding domain of practical normative theory." - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews