THAT CAN OF WORMS: INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY AND PARENTAL PARTIALITY Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
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  • Salzberger, Macy
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Philosophy
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  • What should the egalitarian parent do when acting partially toward their child creates or perpetuates inequality? How do we compare the value of goods realized through parent-child relationships to the goods of equality? In this paper, I hope to expand on Brighouse and Swift’s account of family relationship goods and legitimate and excessive partiality by offering an account of how to weigh the value of family relationship goods against the goods of equality. I suggest three standards from which a parent can judge whether or not her acts of partiality are legitimate: the meaningfulness standard, the adequacy standard, and the reasonableness standard. Through these standards, I hope to illuminate what family relationship goods are required or permitted through appeal to parental obligations, living a meaningful life, and public justification.
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  • Preston-Roedder, Ryan
  • Hill, Thomas E.
  • Wolf, Susan
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2016
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