Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone

Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone

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The complex world of motherhood is here unveiled. Covering issues ranging from whether we should occasionally lie to our children, to the unexpected challenges and complications of being a mother, Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone offers insightful, serious but often humorous essays that can be enjoyed by everyone - including husbands and fathers. Considers salient philosophical issues relating to pregnancy, birth, babycare, and raising a child Chapters include qThe Days and Nights of a New Mother: Existentialism in the Nurseryq, qThe Media Proudly Presents: Lessons' from Celebrity Momsq, and qThe Off Button: Thought Experiments and Child Controlq Contains work from diverse academic perspectives, including economics, psychology, education, English, sociology, women's studies, and theological studies, as well as from nurses and stay-at-home mothers Includes a foreword by Judith Warner, the New York Times columnist (qDomestic Disturbancesq) and author of Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of AnxietyThe mother of a little girl named Susan recounts her anguish: Last summer, Susana#39;s night waking had become so ... I knew I was in trouble when I would get up and go into the babya#39;s room and yell at her and then begin crying myself.6 Some ... Our aim is to show how philosophical reflection can help parents to navigate these controversies and in the process hopefully get some sleep. In many cases, there are ethical reasons for avoiding a cry-it-out approach to putting babies to sleep.

Title:Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone
Author:Sheila Lintott
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-05-09


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