3.25.08 - Marquis and abortion

3.25.08 Marquis - Don Marquis and Abortion Don Marquis An Argument That Abortion is Wrong I A Standoff in the debate II Marquis's general approach

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March 25, 2008 Don Marquis and Abortion Don Marquis – An Argument That Abortion is Wrong I. A Standoff in the debate II. Marquis’s general approach – what is wrong with killing us? III. The Argument IV. Defense of the FLO Account a. Worst of crimes Argument b. Appeal to Cases i. Permanently vs. Temporarily unconscious ii. Euthanasia iii. Non-Human Persons iv. Infants V. Objections a. Potentiality b. Steinbock and Interests c. Contraception ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------- I. A Standoff In The Debate II. Marquis’s General Approach – What is wrong with killing us? a. Who is primarily wronged? i. The individual who is killed. b. What explains “the misfortune of premature death”? i. It’s not the loss of one’s biological life. ii. The loss of a conscious life but NOT any conscious life (E.G., a conscious of nothing but pain) iii. Marquis believes it’s the loss of the future goods of consciousness
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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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3.25.08 Marquis - Don Marquis and Abortion Don Marquis An Argument That Abortion is Wrong I A Standoff in the debate II Marquis's general approach

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