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Velleman (David)
Source: Philosophical Papers, 34.3 (Nov. 2005), pp. 357-378
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  1. I argue that meaning in life is importantly influenced by biological ties. More specifically, I maintain that knowing one's relatives and especially one's parents provides a kind of self-knowledge that is of irreplaceable value in the life-task of identity formation.
  2. These claims lead me to the conclusion that it is immoral to create children with the intention that they be alienated from their biological relatives — for example, by donor conception.


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