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Winter 2014


The article offers the author's insights related to adoption of children and the duties of parents on their children. The author discusses the criticisms of author Mhairi Cowden on philosopher professor Matthew Liao regarding the right of children to be loved which according to Liao, love is necessary to flourish children in terms of emotional, physical, and social well-being.

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Recommended Citation

Christopher Kaczor, “Philosophy and Theology” Duties to Children, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 14.4 (Winter 2014): 753-758.

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