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February 27 - February 27, 2008 Neither Man nor Beast...

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February 27, 2008 Neither Man nor Beast Animal abuse to child abuse better comparison anti-choice debate of abortion disregards the individuality of the woman involved terms of argument are miscued the rights of the fetus take over the presence of the potential mother Fetus = human being to be created and grown by a woman if she chooses to do so Consequentialist argument focuses on sentience; basing argument on what the consequence of an action is Deontological argument focuses on subject of a life; bases on the rights of the individual Singer’s argument is consequential; Regan’s is deontological “think of fetus as a baby seal” animal rights advocate would say that a seal doesn’t get an abortion speciesist argument bumper stickers “save whales but murder unborn children” oversimplify & picture fully developed baby, not an embryo or fetus 1st premise can’t lose sight of individual; animal right’s advocates always consider animal’s individual suffering; anti-abortionist advocates don’t consider
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2009 for the course PHIL 320 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '09 term at Montclair.

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