Part I. Can Bringing a Person into Existence Harm That Person? Can an Act That Harms
1. The Intractability of the Nonidentity Problem
Part II. If Bringing a Badly Off Person into Existence is Wrong, is
2. Rights and the Asymmetry Between Creating Good and Bad Lives
3. Asymmetries in the Morality of Causing People to Exist
Part III. Must an Act Worse for People be Worse for a
4. Who Cares About Identity?
5. Do Future Persons Presently Have Alternate Possible Identities?
6. Rule Consequentialism and Non-identity
Part IV. Is the Argument to “No Harm Done” Correct? Must an Act that
7. Harming as Causing Harm
8. Wrongful Life and Procreative Decisions
9. Harming and Procreating
10. The Nonidentity Problem and the Two Envelope Problem: When is One Act Better for a Person than Another?
Melinda A. Roberts
Part V. Is the Morality of Parental Reproductive Choice Special? Can Intentions and Attitudes Make an Act that Harms No One Wrong?
11. Reproduction, Partiality, and the Non-identity Problem
12. Two Varieties of “Better-For” Judgements
13. Harms to Future People and Procreative Intentions
David T. Wasserman
Part VI. Is the Person Affecting Approach Objectionable Independent of the Nonidentity Problem?
14. Can the Person Affecting Restriction Solve the Problems in Population Ethics?
Part VII. What are the Implications of the Nonidentity Problem for Law and Public Policy?
15. Implications of the Nonidentity Problem for State Regulation of Reproductive Liberty
Philip G. Peters
16. Reparations for U.S. Slavery and Justice Over Time
Seana Valentine Shiffrin
- Roberts, Melinda A.
- Wasserman, David T.
- Publication year
- International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
- Page amount
- 386 pages
- eISBN (PDF)