Paradoxes of Liberalism and Parental Authority, Hardback Book

Paradoxes of Liberalism and Parental Authority Hardback


This book is a detailed examination of parental authority: what justifies and what are the proper limits of a parent's authority over her children?

Dennis Arjo focuses on and criticizes attempts to answer these and related questions in the context of liberal philosophy of education.

He also offers an alternative framework for thinking about parental authority that draws on recent philosophical work in Virtue Ethics, Care Ethics, and Confucianism that challenges some of the assumptions of contemporary liberal theory. This book will be of interest to philosophers working in ethics, political philosophy and philosophy of education.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
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  • Category: Ethics & moral philosophy
  • ISBN: 9781498506953

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