Browsing by Author "van Zyl, Liezl"

Now showing items 6-10 of 23

  • Book review: Motive and rightness

    van Zyl, Liezl (University of Chicago Press, 2012)
    This article reviews the book: “Motive and rightness “ , by Steven Sverdlik. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the question of whether the motive of an action ever affects its deontic status, and it ...
  • Can virtuous people emerge from tragic dilemmas having acted well?

    van Zyl, Liezl (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2007)
    A tragic dilemma is thought to arise when an agent, through no fault of her own, finds herself in a situation where she must choose between two courses of action, both of which it would be wrong to undertake. I focus on ...
  • A case for paid surrogate motherhood

    van Zyl, Liezl (2008)
    It has become commonplace to distinguish between altruistic and commercial surrogate motherhood. Altruistic surrogacy refers to cases where the surrogate mother is motivated by care or concern for an infertile couple, ...
  • Does virtue ethics allow us to make better judgments of the actions of others?

    van Zyl, Liezl (Springer, 2019)
    Virtue ethics encourages us to judge the actions of others, not merely as right or wrong, but as virtuous (kind, courageous, just, compassionate, etc.) or vicious (cruel, cowardly, unjust, selfish, etc.). In doing so, ...
  • Fear and uncertainty: The surrogacy triad’s experience of social workers’ role ambiguity

    Walker, Ruth; van Zyl, Liezl (Oxford University Press (OUP), 2020)
    In New Zealand, as in the UK, the surrogate is the legal mother of the child until parentage is transferred by the court to the intended parents. Social workers are responsible for assessing the intended parents’ suitability ...