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dc.contributor.authorCANNOLD, LESLIEen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-22T09:55:42Z
dc.date.available2014-05-22T09:55:42Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.submitted2002-11-28en_US
dc.identifier.citationCannold, Leslie (2002) Do we need a normative account of the decision to parent?.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/33710
dc.descriptionCAPPE WP no. 2002/4en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides an analysis of several philosophically interesting results of a recent study of the fertility decision-making of thirty-five childless/childfree Australian and American women. While most women endorsed and expanded on longstanding normative prescriptions for how a"good" mother ought to feel and behave, they were at a loss (at times quite literally) to explain why a woman should decide to mother in the first place. For several women, this difficulty led them to conclude that a decision to have a child was"irrational." I argue that applied philosophers bear some causal and moral responsibility for women's negative conclusions about the rationality of deciding to mother and are obligated to respond to these findings by beginning work on normative accounts of the decision to parent. Suggestions are made about what such accounts should include, and avoid, to ensure relevance to women and acceptability to both feminist and non-feminist philosophyen_US
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dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.philosophy.unimelb.edu.au/cappe/working_papers/Cannold1.pdfen_US
dc.subjectfertility decision-makingen_US
dc.subjectchildless/childfree womenen_US
dc.subjectmotherhooden_US
dc.subjectdecision to parenten_US
dc.titleDo we need a normative account of the decision to parent?en_US
dc.typePreprinten_US
melbourne.peerreviewNon Peer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentArts: Department of Philosophyen_US
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melbourne.contributor.authorCANNOLD, LESLIE
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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