Children Out of Wedlock Argumentative Essay by supercalifragilistic

Children Out of Wedlock
An analysis of the morality issues surrounding athletes who have children out of wedlock.
# 96380 | 2,657 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 02, 2007 in English (Argument) , Sport (Players) , Ethics (General)

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This paper discusses the morality of athletes and sports players having children out of wedlock. It explains that such behavior has negative effects not only on the athlete and team, but also on the child. In particular, the paper looks at this issue from the point of view of paternity cases that are brought against the athlete. The paper uses Kantian morality to suggest that by having children out of wedlock, the athlete is not making a moral decision.

Table of Contents:
Athletes and Children Out of Wedlock
Out of Wedlock Children by Athletes, A Reflection of Society?
Effects of Out of Wedlock Children by Athletes
A Kantian Moral Perspective Regarding Out of Wedlock Children by Athletes

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Sussman, D. "The Authority of Humanity." Ethics 113(2) Jan. 2003: pp. 350-367. Academic OneFile database. Thomson Gale. University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. December 5, 2006 <>.

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