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  1. Vulnerability, Childhood and the Law.Jonathan Herring - 2018 - Springer Verlag.
    This book will challenge the orthodox view that children cannot have the same rights as adults because they are particularly vulnerable. It will argue that we should treat adults and children in the same way as the child liberationists claim. However, the basis of that claim is not that children are more competent than we traditionally given them credit for, but rather that adults are far less competent than we give them credit for. It is commonly assumed that children are (...)
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  • Four Paradigm Cases of Dependency in Care Relations.Simon van der Weele - 2021 - Hypatia 36 (2):338-359.
    Dependency functions as a keyword in care theory. However, care theorists have spelled out the ontological and moral ramifications of dependency in different and often conflicting ways. In this article, I argue that conceptual disputes about dependency betray a fundamental discordance among authors, rooted in the empirical premises of their arguments. Hence, although authors appear to share a vocabulary of dependency, they are not writing about quite the same phenomenon. I seek to elucidate these differences by teasing out and comparing (...)
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  • Participation, Not Paternalism: Moral Education, Normative Competence and the Child’s Entry Into the Moral Community.Christopher Joseph An - 2020 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 52 (2):192-205.
    Compared with children, adults are widely assumed to possess more mature moral understanding thus justifying deference to their moral authority and testimony. This paper examines philosophi...
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