PHI 306 EC 9

PHI 306 EC 9 - Lauren Napolitano Extra Credit Ch 9 On the...

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Lauren Napolitano Extra Credit Ch 9 On the Moral and the Legal Status of Abortion 1.) Describe the concept of a person “in the moral sense,” according to Warren. With what concept of a human being does she contrast this concept of a person? Warren attributes traits that define the concept of a person in the moral sense. These traits are consciousness and the capacity to feel pain, reasoning, self-motivated activity, the capacity to communicate, and the presence of self-concepts and self- awareness. Warren argues that a fetus is a human being but not a person. She says that the concept of a person is in part a moral concept, whereas the concept of a human being is merely genetic; and the genetic and moral senses of a “person” or “human” have been confused. 2.) Might potential persons have rights on Warren’s view? What does Warren say should happen when the rights of a potential person and an actual person conflict? Warren claims that potential persons do not have rights because potential people
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