What is the harm in harmful conception?:on threshold harms in non-identity cases

Williams, Nicola and Harris, John (2014) What is the harm in harmful conception?:on threshold harms in non-identity cases. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 35 (5). pp. 337-351. ISSN 1386-7415

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Abstract

Has the time come to put to bed the concept of a harm threshold when discussing the ethics of reproductive decision making and the legal limits that should be placed upon it? In this commentary, we defend the claim that there exist good moral reasons, despite the conclusions of the non-identity problem, based on the interests of those we might create, to refrain from bringing to birth individuals whose lives are often described in the philosophical literature as ‘less than worth living’.

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Journal Article
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Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
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75448
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Deposited On:
09 Sep 2015 06:33
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Yes
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Published
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