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Melinda A. Roberts
The College of New Jersey
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    Temkin's Essentially Comparative View, Wrongful Life and the Mere Addition Paradox.M. A. Roberts - 2014 - Analysis 74 (2):306-326.
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    A New Way of Doing the Best That We Can: Person‐Based Consequentialism and the Equality Problem.M. A. Roberts - 2002 - Ethics 112 (2):315-350.
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    What is the Wrong of Wrongful Disability? From Chance to Choice to Harms to Persons.M. A. Roberts - 2009 - Law and Philosophy 28 (1):1 - 57.
    The issue of wrongful disability arises when parents face the choice whether to produce a child whose life will be unavoidably flawed by a serious disease or disorder (Down syndrome, for example, or Huntington’s disease) yet clearly worth living. The authors of From Chance to Choice claim, with certain restrictions, that the choice to produce such a child is morally wrong. They then argue that an intuitive moral approach––a “person-affecting” approach that pins wrongdoing to the harming of some existing or (...)
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    Human Cloning: A Case of No Harm Done?M. A. Roberts - 1996 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 21 (5):537-554.
    Some have objected to the laboratory cloning of human preembryos on the grounds that the procedure would violate the dignity of and respect owed to human preembryos. Others have argued that human cloning ought be permitted if it will predictably benefit, or at least not burden, individuals who are, unlike the human preembryo, clearly entitled to our respect and concern. Taking this latter position, the legal theorist John A. Robertson has argued that, since cloning does not harm anyone who is (...)
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    Review: Future People: A Moderate Consequentialist Account of Our Obligations to Future Generations. [REVIEW]M. A. Roberts - 2007 - Mind 116 (463):770-775.
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    Getting Clear on Why the Benefits of Existence Do Not Compel Us to Create.M. A. Roberts - 2017 - American Journal of Bioethics 17 (8):18-21.
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    Supernumerary Pregnancy, Collective Harm, and Two Forms of the Nonidentity Problem.M. A. Roberts - 2006 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 34 (4):776-792.
    An interesting question, in both the moral and the legal context, is whether babies born of an infertility treatment-induced supernumerary pregnancy are properly considered to have been harmed. One might wonder how such a question could even arise in the face of data that clearly demonstrate that ITISP leaves an unduly large number of babies blind, deaf, and palsied, and facing lifelong disabilities. In fact, however, a number of arguments, based on the problem of collective form and two forms of (...)
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