Adam Swift/ Gabriel Wollner

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Thursday 13 November 2014, 6.30 – 8pm
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 discussed 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.