Of course. Philosophers. Ethicists from down under!
If abortion is permissible, infanticide should be permissible. The authors proceed logically from premises which many people accept to a conclusion that many of those people would reject.Andrew Brown of the Guardian comments:
Academics are and should be free to entertain monstrous ideas. But that does not trump the freedom of the rest of us to be repelled by their monstrosity.There's a reason historical cultures tended to hide
the practice of infanticide.
There's a reason so many stories describe
children left to die who turn up alive.
It's an ancient horror that tore at the heart
of anyone who took part.