The question is bascially just that simple. This was prompted by my viewing another post on child pornography in a libertarian society, and whether the making and sale of it should be permited. One poster basically said that parents own their children until those children reach the age of consent (thus...
Let us suppose that a great philosopher, having contemplated the vicissitudes of life, were to deem it best to sequester his children, from birth to death, on a private island—and never mention the vale of tears beyond the shore. Would this action be morally legitimate?