Ethics and the Endangerment of Children's Bodies

  • Gunter Graf
  • Gottfried Schweiger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Gunter Graf, Gottfried Schweiger
    Pages 1-17
  3. Gunter Graf, Gottfried Schweiger
    Pages 77-141
  4. Gunter Graf, Gottfried Schweiger
    Pages 143-206
  5. Gunter Graf, Gottfried Schweiger
    Pages 207-263
  6. Gunter Graf, Gottfried Schweiger
    Pages 265-280
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 281-283

About this book


This book addresses the endangerment of children’s bodies in affluent societies. Bodily integrity is an important part of a child’s physical and mental well-being, but it can also be violated through various threats during childhood; not only affecting physical health but also causing mental damage and leading to distortions in the development of the self. The authors give an account of three areas, which present different serious dangers: (1) body and eating, (2) body and sexuality, and (3) body and violence. Through an in-depth examination of the available theoretical and empirical knowledge, as well as a thorough ethical analysis, the central injustices in the mentioned areas are identified and the agents with responsibilities towards children displayed.  The authors conclude by providing invaluable insight into the necessity of an ethical basis for policies to safeguard children and their bodies.


wellbeing society justice the self physical mental

Authors and affiliations

  • Gunter Graf
    • 1
  • Gottfried Schweiger
    • 2
  1. 1.Zentrum für Ethik und ArmutsforschuUniversity of Salzburg Zentrum für Ethik und ArmutsforschuSalzburgAustria
  2. 2.Centre for Ethics and Poverty ResearchUniversity of Salzburg Centre for Ethics and Poverty ResearchSalzburgAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40212-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40213-0
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