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Philosophical Essays Concerning Human Families by Stanley Vodraska
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Sep 12, 2017

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Stanley Vodraska, AM'63

From the author: "Six essays attempt to retrieve from philosophical obscurity or forgetfulness 'a principle of familial preference.' In ordinary circumstances a moral agent should persistently provide preferential treatment to members of his or her family. In a moral agent's practices of love, mercy, justice, and prudence he or she is ordinarily obliged to prefer confamiliars to extra-familial persons. One implication would be that, in ordinary circumstances, a moral agent who has a family is not morally permitted to treat all persons equally except in some special respect or for some special reason. "

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