Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Moral Parenthood$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Joseph Millum

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190695439

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190695439.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 27 September 2021

Parental Decision-Making

Parental Decision-Making

(p.128) 6 Parental Decision-Making
Moral Parenthood

Joseph Millum

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers how parents should make decisions on their child’s behalf when the child’s interests are in conflict with the interests of other people. This includes such issues as the extent to which parents are permitted to favor themselves over their children, the adjudication of conflicts of interests among siblings, and the permissibility of putting one’s child at risk for the sake of others. The chapter argues for a reasonable subject standard according to which parents should decide on behalf of their child as though she were a rational agent acting prudently within the constraints of what morality requires.

Keywords:   parent, child, ethics, best interests, reasonable subject, pediatric research, sibling, donor transplant

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .