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Question posted on April 17, 2014; 1 response
Is inter-country adoption immoral? (I'm a college senior doing an independent study on Korean transnational adoption and the Korean diaspora.)...
Children, Ethics Show

Question posted on April 17, 2014; 1 response
Hello philosophers, I'm finding it very difficult to understand the way modern society uses the word abuse . Recently I read about a case where a child was malnourished through being half starved , it was rightly described as child...
Children Show

Question posted on February 6, 2014; 2 responses
Does allowing one's child to become obese constitute child abuse?...
Biology, Children, Ethics Show

Question posted on January 31, 2014; 2 responses
Is it wrong to fantasize about sex with children? If a pedophile never acts on their fantasies are they still guilty of having evil thoughts, assuming that their abstinence comes out of a genuine desire not to do harm?...
Children, Ethics, Mind, Sex Show

Question posted on September 27, 2013; 1 response
When we say that porn is not appropriate for children aren't we implicitly or covertly saying that porn is not appropriate for anyone?...
Children, Sex Show

Question posted on July 18, 2013; 1 response
Could having children be considered forcing life upon somebody who never asked for it? ...
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Question posted on May 2, 2013; 1 response
If cause suffering is bad and life is in part suffering, procreate is inherently bad?...
Children, Ethics Show

Question posted on April 18, 2013; 1 response
Recently I read an article by someone who claimed that the biggest problem we face in the US today in trying to help people in need is that parents care more about their own children than they do about other...
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Question posted on March 21, 2013; 1 response
Are 18 year olds capable of consenting to be in pornographic productions?...
Children, Ethics, Sex Show

Question posted on March 21, 2013; 1 response
I'm against Designer Babies. Is there any rule in ethics that makes it wrong? We can think of many problems with it, like kids who have better genes will bully others, and the parents get to choose talents that might...
Biology, Children, Ethics Show

Question posted on January 10, 2013; 1 response
I recently read an article in the New Yorker about a sex offender who had a preference for 13-14 year old girls. One of the things that struck me was when one of the psychologists noted that he was under...
Children, Ethics, Sex Show

Question posted on September 26, 2012; 1 response
Is teaching young children religion child abuse? Should a child's mind be programmed from birth based upon a parents blind faith in something? Shouldn't a child be allowed to eventually grow into their own religion as opposed to...
Children, Religion Show

Question posted on August 16, 2012; 1 response
What is a good reason to have kids? Is desiring to have somebody to love a good reason to have kids? Is desiring to be a parent a good reason to have kids? Is desiring to have someone who unconditionally...
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Question posted on July 26, 2012; 1 response
I don't think I like my mother as a person. I mean, if I were not her daughter I think I will not befriend this kind of woman. It's not that I hate her, I just dislike the value she...
Children, Ethics, Love Show

Question posted on July 19, 2012; 2 responses
Having an almost three year old daughter leads me into deep philosophical questions about mathematics. :-) Really, I am concerned about the concept of "being able to count". People ask me if my daughter can count and I can't avoid...
Children, Mathematics Show

Question posted on May 3, 2012; 1 response
Is it wrong for little children to play "cops and robbers," wherein they simulate crime and violence?...
Children, Ethics Show

Question posted on February 29, 2012; 1 response
I am curious to know what philosophers have said, existentialists in particular, about raising children or procreation. I am seeing a few problems in these things such as: At what point does the child/dependent have freedom? Is it immoral to...
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Question posted on January 26, 2012; 1 response
Given ever-increasing population compared with the fixed size of the Earth, is it ethical for me to want to raise my children in a house with a yard, when a handful of houses could make room for apartments that could...
Children, Environment, Ethics Show

Question posted on December 20, 2011; 1 response
In some schools where I live, children are made to sing the national anthem every morning at school. Children who do not wish to do so can opt-out, in which case they are made to take their chairs outside...
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Question posted on November 12, 2011; 1 response
It seems to me that Kant's categorical imperative implies that we all have a duty to procreate. Is this actually the case? I say this because it seems that any person choosing not having children would be forced to admit...
Children, Ethics, Philosophers Show




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