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Christopher Kaczor, The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice. Author(s): David DeGrazia. Source: Ethics, Vol. , No. Buy The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice (Routledge Annals of Bioethics) 1 by Christopher Kaczor (ISBN. The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human. Life, and the Question of Justice . Christopher Kaczor. Loyola Marymount University. Follow this and additional.

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Mathew Lu – – Human Life Review 39 1: Learn more about Amazon Prime. He suggests that one might want to hold that “the right to life is an alienable right, or that neocortical death should be defined as death or that human beings in permanent comas have a different right to life than human beings in temporary comas.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. This point can be put in the following way.


Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Therefore, the right to life must be based on our endowment, on the genetics that we have in common with all other human beings.

This book also critiques the view that abortion is not wrong even if the human fetus is a person. Barbara Hewson – – Journal of Medical Ethics 27 suppl 2: Kaczor’s book is systematically outlined to go through all the arguments that he can. This brain essentialism implies that we did not come into existence until the last part of pregnancy. Request removal from index.


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On the one hand, if it is just a matter of our human genetics, then, perhaps, it may yield the equality christophsr all human beings. To adopt another use of ‘person’ for the architecture of one’s book appears to build a bias into one’s analysis. However, the substance of the arguments is anything but standard. Abortion in Applied Ethics. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Buy the selected items together This item: Third, Kaczor argues that the right to life must be based upon endowment, not performance. This book is an excellent and honest treatment of the moral question of abortion.

“The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question o” by Christopher Kaczor

This book also critiques the view that abortion is not wrong even if the human fetus is a person. Kaczor’s positive defense of the claim that all human ethicd have the right to life is weaker than the rest of the book. The claim that our species is defined as the class of rational animals only avoids this problem by a shallow linguistic move. The layout of the book is fairly standard. Abortion in Applied Ethics.

Kaczor interacts with all the top pro-choicers, including Mary Anne Warren, Michael Tooley, Peter Singer, Judith Jarvis Thompson, and David Boonin who apparently gave great suggestions and feedback concerning early manuscripts to Kaczor.

Even if all of these difficulties survive analysis, it does not follow that abortion is morally permissible. The claim that all human oof have a serious right to life seems to imply that a human being who is in an irreversibly unconscious state, such as an aabortion child or someone who has experienced severe trauma to her brain or is totally brain dead, has a serious right to life.


Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Christopher Kaczor offers much insight and many good arguments. Kaczor’s analysis of brain essentialism is a forceful critique of the Tooley-McMahan view. Kaczor’s answer to these questions in general is “yes” though it should be noted that he doesn’t argue that any and all pregnancies should be transferred haphazardly to an artificial womb.

It is a natural law argument. However, this suggests only that he has not come to grips with its strongest version. Christian Munthe – manuscript. Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever. It is a good introduction for anyone who wishes to read a serious and thoughtful account of all of the various serious philosophical views that support the right to abortion. However, these complaints are — in the final analysis — matters of presentation only and such matters do not need to get in the way of the pleasure one can receive from reading this fine book.

The virtue of this move is that it gets our values into the account of the basis for our rights.