Lecture #2: Abortion (Warren)
While studying this topic, we will ask whether it is morally permissible to intentionally
terminate a pregnancy and, if so, whether certain restrictions should be placed upon
Even though we will most often be
Lecture #3: Abortion (Thomson)
This week, we will consider one of the most well-known philosophy essays ever written,
Judith Jarvis Thomsons A Defense of Abortion. In this paper Thomson defends the
moral permissibility of abortion.
Thomson begins the essa
Lecture #4: Abortion (Marquis)
While there have been few secular arguments against the moral permissibility of
abortion, Don Marquiss Why Abortion Is Immoral has been extremely influential.
Marquis starts his article by observing that the abortion debate