By David Boonin
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I additionally recommend examining the next readable books facing moral /philosophical issues as well as Boonin's attention-grabbing e-book: a) "Justice. what is the correct factor to do" by means of Michael Sandel; b) "The God query: What recognized Thinkers from Plato to Dawkins Have acknowledged in regards to the Divine" by means of Andrew Pessin; c) "Hegel" by way of Terry Pinkard; d) "The right learn of mankind" by way of Isaiah Berlin; and e) "Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors" via Susan Sontag. different attention-grabbing books, yet no so readable stands out as the following: 1) "Moral Measures: An advent to Ethics West and East" through James Tiles; 2) "Ética como amor propio" by means of Fernando Savater; 3)"The form of historical inspiration: Comparative experiences in Greek and Indian Philosophies" by means of Thomas McEvilley; and four) "Schopenhauer and the Wild Years of Philosophy" via Rüdiger Safranksi.
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Indeed, it is perhaps the single most common argument against abortion. How can a defender of abortion respond to it while arguing on terms that the critic of abortion must accept? ” The argument is also made by many others, including Benson (1990: 30) and Hochderffer (1994: 2–3). 5 The Slippery Slope Argument One common response to the slippery slope argument is to insist that it embodies a simple logical fallacy. For one could apparently say precisely the same thing about the brightness of the sky at noon and the darkness of the sky at midnight.
3 But even if such an argument succeeds, this will show that the fetus has a right to life because of facts about its capacities, not because of facts about its species membership. As an attempt to justify the moral relevance of species membership, the species essence argument must be rejected even if we later accept the conclusion that every human fetus has a right to life. 3 Including some defended by Schwarz; I do not mean to be suggesting that the argument considered here constitutes his entire position.
Even if we concede that every human being has this capacity (and, as I have already noted, this claim is surely false) we still need a defense of the moral significance of the fact that the fetus now has the potential to do the sorts of things later that you and I can do now. Now, an argument in defense of the moral relevance of such potentiality may well be forthcoming. 3 But even if such an argument succeeds, this will show that the fetus has a right to life because of facts about its capacities, not because of facts about its species membership.
A Defense of Abortion by David Boonin