Forum for European Philosophy Public Lecture: Ethics Matters in the Family

Thursday 13 November, 6.30-8.00pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Adam Swift, Professor of Political Theory, University of Warwick

Chair: Gabriel Wollner, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

The family is hotly contested ideological terrain. Some defend the traditional two-parent heterosexual family while others welcome its demise. Opinions vary about how much control parents should have over their children’s upbringing. Adam Swift will discuss the ethics of parent-child relationships, telling us why the family is valuable, who has the right to parent, and what rights parents should -- and should not -- have over their children.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEfamily

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