Eleventh Lecture

Eleventh Lecture - Philosophy 4 Eleventh Lecture An Argument that Abortion is Wrong(Continued • More about the goods Marquis th en a sks “what

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: January 30, 2009 Philosophy 4: Eleventh Lecture An Argument that Abortion is Wrong (Continued) • More about the goods:- Marquis th en a sks, “what m akes th e goods of m y future good for m e?” o Why do es h e raise this qu estion? o Consider th e following ex a m ple: a hippy in th e 60s is drafted into th e Army Completed projects of which we are proud The pursuit of our go als Aesthetic e njoym ents Friendships Intellectual pursuits Physical pleasures of various sorts- Here’s th e point: losing th e goods on Marquis’ list do esn’t e nt ail th at this loss is a loss for th e p erson whos e life it is; it do esn’t e nt ail, in oth er words, th at th e loss will (or would) b e exp erienced a s a b ad thing by th e victim- We n e e d to conn ect th e ide a that th e loss of a future of value is a loss for th e p erson who’s life it is • Answers:- One way to g et from th e loss of goods on th e list to a loss for a p erson whose life it is is to claim th at a p erson m ust currently d esire that thos e goods b e p art of his/her future life o The desire account: what makes the good of my future good for me is that I currently desire that these goods be part of my future • But Marquis rejects the desire account:- It doesn’t account for ch ang es in what on e will value at different stag es in on e’s life- It also would m ake it okay to kill a p erson who is t e m porarily suicidal b ec aus e th at p erson would not d esire to continue his/her life, so would not...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 11/07/2010 for the course PHIL PHIL 4 taught by Professor Huizenga during the Winter '09 term at UCSB.

Page1 / 3

Eleventh Lecture - Philosophy 4 Eleventh Lecture An Argument that Abortion is Wrong(Continued • More about the goods Marquis th en a sks “what

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online