Analysis Of Family Resemblances By Elizabeth F. Cohen

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Elizabeth F. Cohen’s article, “Family Resemblances”, seems to be written in response to Hursthouse’s “Good and Bad Family”. In it, Cohen argues against Hursthouse’s conception of a good family, for which Hursthouse believes a good family is one whose members love and support one another. However, Cohen argues that family is something more complex than what Hursthouse has believed to be. In “Family Resemblances”, Cohen shows that Hursthouse’s view on how to be a good family is much too simple. Hursthouse believes that child-rearing constitutes to a good family, that a child is able to glue a family together. In my opinion, I feel that in some cases a child is something that glues a family together; however, it is not always true. According
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