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Abortions Explain: 1. Explain the distinction between distributive and individual justice, and what it has to do with capital punishment and with class grades. Do you understand these examples? 2. What is the People Seeds case supposed to show, and how? 3. What is the Promise-Enjoyer case supposed to show, and how? 4. What does Thomson’s Chocolates case have to do with whether doctors or the government should facilitate or provide abortions for women who want them? Do you understand the main theses and arguments from the reading and from class? 1. Why does Roe v Wade appeal to the viability of the fetus? 2. What is Noonan’s thesis? What is his argument? 3. What conclusion does Thomson draw from her Famous Violinist thought experiment and how? 4. What conclusion does Thomson draw from her Henry Fonda thought
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Unformatted text preview: experiment and how? 5. What is Katherine’s Puzzle, that Harman discusses, and why is it puzzling? 6. State the Actual Future Principle and explain what makes it an interesting view. Simple analysis: 1. Can abortion of pregnancies resulting from rape be justified by appeal to the principle of self-defense? Why or why not? 2. Does Thomson’s article do more to support the pro-life or the pro-choice position? Explain why someone might take her article either way. 3. State two reasons why Harman thinks people have avoided the Very Liberal View of early abortion. For each, explain 1) why it appears to be inconsistent with the Very Liberal View, and 2) why the Actual Future Principle changes this....
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