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The risk of a lifetime : how, when, and why procreation may be permissible, Rivka Weinberg

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The risk of a lifetime : how, when, and why procreation may be permissible
Title
The risk of a lifetime
Title remainder
how, when, and why procreation may be permissible
Statement of responsibility
Rivka Weinberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Despite its history and the debates that surround procreative ethics, procreation itself is often done thoughtlessly. This book is an argument for giving procreating some serious thought, and a theory of how, when, and why procreation may be permissible. Rivka Weinberg begins with an analysis of the kind of act procreativity is and why we might be justifiably motivated to engage in it. She then proceeds to argue that, by virtue of our ownership and control of the hazardous material that is our gametes, we are parentally responsible for the risks we take with our gametes and for the persons that develop when we engage in activity that allows our gametes to unite with others and develop into persons. Further argument establishes that when done respectfully, and in cases where the child's chances of leading a life of human flourishing are high, procreation may be permissible. Along the way, Weinberg argues that the non-identity problem is a curiously common mistake by demonstrating the serious flaws in arguments for the impressibility of procreation centered on the claim that life is bad for people and imposed on them without their consent
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weinberg, Rivka
Dewey number
176
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ766.15
LC item number
.W45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human reproduction
  • Reproductive rights
  • Human reproduction
  • Reproductive rights
Label
The risk of a lifetime : how, when, and why procreation may be permissible, Rivka Weinberg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imposing existence: a weighty and enigmatic title for a weighty and enigmatic topic -- Who is the parent? (what parental responsibility is and how it is incurred) -- Is procreation (almost) always right? -- Is procreation (almost) always wrong? -- The principles of procreative permissibility -- Procreative principles in the real world
Control code
950744006
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780190243708
Lccn
2015003316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025494407
System control number
(OCoLC)950744006
Label
The risk of a lifetime : how, when, and why procreation may be permissible, Rivka Weinberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imposing existence: a weighty and enigmatic title for a weighty and enigmatic topic -- Who is the parent? (what parental responsibility is and how it is incurred) -- Is procreation (almost) always right? -- Is procreation (almost) always wrong? -- The principles of procreative permissibility -- Procreative principles in the real world
Control code
950744006
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780190243708
Lccn
2015003316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025494407
System control number
(OCoLC)950744006

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