ERIC Number: ED176896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct-8
Reference Count: 0
Parental Authority and the Democratic Ethic.
Bashor, Philip S.
This paper sequentially reviews recent writings in moral philosophy (1970-1975) on topics related to the problem of morally justifying parental authority while adhering to democratic values. The problem is treated theoretically, and practical life problems are not addressed. The review ecompasses the works of some forty writers on the topics of the democratic ethic, authority, punishment, paternalism in law, moral education, and parental/filial rights and duties as these relate to the problem. It is concluded that the reviewed literature shows the strength of the democratic ethic and provides justification for parental authority. It is noted that both factors stand open to further definition and determination, within themselves and in their relation to one another. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Parental Authority; Rights And Duties