Why children need to be loved

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I have argued elsewhere that children have a moral right to be loved. Mhairi Cowden challenges my arguments. Among other things, Cowden believes that children do not need to be loved. In this paper, I explain why Cowdens arguments fail and offer additional evidence for why children need to be loved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-358
Number of pages12
JournalCritical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012


  • children
  • love
  • rights

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Sociology and Political Science


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