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Procreation, population and permissibility

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thesis
posted on 01.03.2017 by Tilsley, Sarah
In this thesis I examine the permissibility of bringing a child into being from a person-affecting position. I argue that as long as a future person's life is somewhat worth living, and that their lifetime wellbeing has been maximised, they will not be wronged by being brought into existence. I further argue that it is permissible to bring about future population X, as long as those living with X have lives that are somewhat worth living. Finally I argue that in addition to the permissibility of procreation, becoming a parent creates many goods for the potential parent.

History

Principal supervisor

Toby Handfield

Year of Award

2015

Department, School or Centre

Philosophy

Course

Master of Arts

Degree Type

RESEARCH_MASTERS

Campus location

Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

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