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  • Published on:
    Häyry's three questions

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to thank Professor Häyry for his complimentary remarks on my paper, and for his three (characteristically) incisive questions. In what follows, I will attempt to answer each of those questions in turn.

    (i) Häyry asks how I can consistently maintain the conjunction of the following three propositions:

    (a) taken together, the external and internal perspectives exhaust...

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    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
  • Published on:
    Three questions about the Principle of Acceptable Outlook
    • Matti Häyry, Professor of Bioethics and Philosophy of Law
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      • The University of Manchester

    Dear Editor,

    Peter Herissone-Kelly[1] makes the case that it would be morally inappropriate for prospective parents to select their children based on comparative judgments about their life quality. This view is in stark contradiction with the view, advanced by Julian Savulescu [2], that parents have a moral obligation to select the best possible children they can have.

    Herissone-Kelly argues that futu...

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