LECTURE 4_12_2010

LECTURE 4_12_2010 - Introduction to Ethics PH150 April 12...

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Introduction to Ethics - PH150 April 12 Professor Aaron Garrett Teaching Fellows Colin Cmiel Stacey Goguen Yoni Porat Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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The Extreme View Thomson refers to the belief that abortion is impermissible even to save the mother’s life as “the extreme view” (50). Let’s say both lives are threatened, how to decide? One argument concerns “direct” killing. But take the case of the violinist. Must you sit passively and await your death? Another set of arguments concern the impermissibility of killing an innocent, even when another person might die as a consequence. Thomson suggests we again think of the analogy of the violinist. But is the analogy as straightforward as she makes it out to be? Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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Third Person Thomson thinks that a lot of the problems arising from these controversies are due to inordinate emphasis on the third person making the decision. Shouldn’t the mother be the one whom we primarily consider? Take the example of a tiny house and the
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LECTURE 4_12_2010 - Introduction to Ethics PH150 April 12...

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