Harming Future Persons

Ethics, Genetics and the Nonidentity Problem

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-5696-3 (Print) 978-1-4020-5697-0 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXXVIII

  2. Can Bringing a Person into Existence Harm That Person? Can an Act That Harms No One Be Wrong?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 3-25

      The Intractability of the Nonidentity Problem

  3. If Bringing a Badly Off Person into Existence is Wrong, is Not Bringing aWell Off Person into Existence Also Wrong?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 27-27

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 29-47

      Rights and the Asymmetry Between Creating Good and Bad Lives

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      Pages 49-68

      Asymmetries in the Morality of Causing People to Exist

  4. Must an Act Worse for People be Worse for a Particular Person?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 69-69

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 71-92

      Who Cares About Identity?

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      Pages 93-114

      Do Future Persons Presently Have Alternate Possible Identities?

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      Pages 115-134

      Rule Consequentialism and Non-identity

  5. Is the Argument to “No Harm Done” Correct? Must an Act that Harms a Person Make that Person Worse Off?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 135-135

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 137-154

      Harming as Causing Harm

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 155-178

      Wrongful Life and Procreative Decisions

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 179-199

      Harming and Procreating

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      Pages 201-228

      The Nonidentity Problem and the Two Envelope Problem: When is One Act Better for a Person than Another?

  6. Is the Morality of Parental Reproductive Choice Special? Can Intentions and Attitudes Make an Act that Harms No One Wrong?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 229-229

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 231-248

      Reproduction, Partiality, and the Non-identity Problem

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 249-263

      Two Varieties of “Better-For” Judgements

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      Pages 265-285

      Harms to Future People and Procreative Intentions

  7. Is the Person Affecting Approach Objectionable Independent of the Nonidentity Problem?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 287-287

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 289-314

      Can the Person Affecting Restriction Solve the Problems in Population Ethics?

  8. What are the Implications of the Nonidentity Problem for Law and Public Policy?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 315-315

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 317-331

      Implications of the Nonidentity Problem for State Regulation of Reproductive Liberty

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 333-339

      Reparations for U.S. Slavery and Justice Over Time

  9. Back Matter

    Pages 341-348