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PHL 304: Contemporary Moral Problems September 3, 2008 1. Weak v. Strong Moral Judgment a. Weak-the opposite could still be true b. A strong argument could simply be the negation of a weak one 2. Moral v. Legal Judgment 3. Application to Abortion Under what conditions is abortion legally obligatory? None Under what conditions is abortion morally obligatory? Some, weird. September 10, 2008 MA Warren’s position 1. The traditional conservative argument: a. It is wrong to kill an innocent human being, a fetus is an innocent human being, thus it is wrong to kill a fetus b. Her attack: The argument commits the fallacy of ambiguity or is question begging 2. Warren’s view of persons. a. Would we view an alien as a human being? b. Multiple factors that go into being a human i. Consciousness (to feel pain) ii. Reasoning iii. Self-motivated activity
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iv. Capacity to communicate v. Self-awareness 3. Warren’s position regarding abortion a. Fetus’s rights do not supercede woman’s rights 4. Response to infanticide issue
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2008 for the course PHL 311S taught by Professor Gronbeck-tedesco during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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