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Family ValuesThe Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships$
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Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780691126913

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691126913.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

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(p.175) Conclusion
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Family Values
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Harry Brighouse

Adam Swift

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691126913.003.0007

This concluding chapter points out some of the limitations of the arguments discussed in the preceding chapters. It concludes with three take-home messages. The first is that children come first. This is true despite our claims that the adult interest is in acting as a child's fiduciary, and that the weighty adult interest in a parent–child relationship is an interest in the kind of relationship that serves children's interests, can substantially reduce the practical significance of that aspect. Second, respect for the family is much less of an obstacle to egalitarian goals than is often claimed. Third, the present account of the family's value gives no fundamental significance to biological connection between parent and child.

Keywords:   family, parent–child relationship, parental rights, equality

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