Philosophy 140

Philosophy 140 - Phil 140: Against Marquis Today: Against...

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Phil 140: Against Marquis 17/10/2007 16:01:00 Today: Against Marquis 1. Paske Personhood Criticizing future-of-value acct. 2. Norcross Contraception is murder? 1. If X has a future of value, then its wrong to kill X 2. Fetuses have a future of value? So: It’s wrong to kill fetuses Personhood Account: If X is a person, then it’s wrong to kill X Four moral claims- can the personhood account explain them? 1. It’s wrong to kill a healthy adult human being 2. It’s wrong to kill higher animals (eg chimps) (for fun, or just in general) 3. It’s NOT wrong to kill a comatose human being who can’t recover. 4. It’s wrong to kill E.T. (has feelings) Marquis accepts them Why do we think that chimps can’t be people? Higher level animals What creatures have a future of value?
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Two points: Against marquis and personhood. Can he explain them? Is marquis trading on personhood account? When taking future
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