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Liberalism, Childhood and Justice: Ethical Issues in Upbringing

Tim Fowler


The book develops a novel theory of children’s place in liberal theory. It argues that justice requires promoting children’s wellbeing, not merely their fair access to resources. I argue that one important driver of children’s wellbeing is the ethical doctrines held by others in their society, as such a just society requires a culture that is conducive to children’s current and later flourishing. I outline a conception of children’s interests rooted in their ability to develop their talents, and in their current and future relationships with their family and wider community. I then apply this ... More

Keywords: Justice, Wellbeing, Family, Fairness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529201635
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529201635.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Fowler, author
University of Bristol