3.20.08 - abortion according to warren

3.20.08 - abortion according to warren - March 20, 2008 Ma...

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Unformatted text preview: March 20, 2008 Ma r ry Anne Warren and Abortion I. Against Thomson I I. Two Senses of “Human” I I I.Equivocation in the standard anti-abortion argument IV. The concept of personhood a. 5 traits V. Two objections a. The fetus is like a person b. The fetus is a potential person------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I. Warren Against Thomson a. Warren believes that Thomson’s view of the right to bodily autonomy is more of a right to property. I I. Two Senses (meanings) of “Human” a. Genetic Sense of a Human 1. Has a human genetic code 2. Was conceived by human parents 3. Belongs to species homo sapiens b. Moral Sense of a Human 1. Has full and equal rights 2. Is a member of the moral community c. Premises: 1. It is wrong to kill humans 1. Humans in this case are moral humans; members of the moral community 2. A fetus is a human 1. Human in this case is genetic human; merely a human being...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 1318 taught by Professor None during the Fall '08 term at SMU.

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