The Research Seminar Series in Philosophy invites you to a seminar with Sabine Hohl, Bern, who will speak on the topic "The family: An entity with moral status?"
The family is often treated as a unit with moral status. This has important practical consequences. The grounds for ascribing moral status to the family are, however, rather unclear, and doing so also seems to have ethically undesirable implications. The paper investigates the methodological and ethical bases for assigning the family moral status and/ or moral value and argues that it is preferable to focus on individuals’ rights and duties rather than on the family as a unit.