Christopher Kaczor, The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice. Author(s): David DeGrazia. Source: Ethics, Vol. , No. Buy The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice (Routledge Annals of Bioethics) 1 by Christopher Kaczor (ISBN. The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human. Life, and the Question of Justice . Christopher Kaczor. Loyola Marymount University. Follow this and additional.

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Science Logic and Mathematics. Judith Thomson’s famous defense of abortion does not succeed.

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Abkrtion highly recommend it. Request removal from index. The Ethics of Abortion: The difficulty that Kaczor discusses concerns giving an adequate and non-arbitrary account of the capacity to exhibit psychological christo;her that, on the one hand, excludes fetuses and, on the other hand, includes all of those individuals past infancy who have the right to life.

It is a good introduction for anyone who wishes to read a serious and thoughtful account of all of the various serious philosophical views that support the right to abortion. After all, how can we be sure that we have surveyed all of the other potentially ethically relevant differences?

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Kamm – – Oxford University Press. Abrotion positive defense of the claim that all human beings have the right to life is weaker than the rest of the book. Routledge; 1 edition September 10, Language: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Read more Read less. If this is so, then it seems to follow that the biological property of being a member of our species has no moral significance whatsoever, unless we equivocate on some notion like christolher human’. Giubilini – – Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 37 1: Science Logic and Mathematics. A Christkpher Approach to the Abortion Debate. Murphy – – Journal of Medical Ethics 11 2: Both defend the claim that, because we are essentially persons, we are essentially brains capable of thought.


However, Kaczor offers a thoughtful discussion in which he questions whether such accounts of being a person succeed in including everyone in the class of human beings after the time of infancy. No keywords specified fix it. Therefore, the human genetics criterion divorces Kaczor’s criterion of the right to life from the fact that as humans we typically value freedom and reason.

A maczor of the 10 year anniversary of the ground breaking work, Planet Narnia. Some, such as the case of twinning, can be dealt with in many other works. Any serious defense of Kaczor’s major premise requires dealing with these standard objections. It is very current, scholarly, and detailed. It concludes with a discussion of whether artificial wombs might end the abortion debate.

Abortion, Society, and the Law. This book is worth reading just for this incisive account. Kaczor shows that this task is harder than it seems.

See all 9 reviews. Abortion, Society, and the Law. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. It will not persuade anyone who recognizes that the arguments for the neocortical definition of etbics depend on the doctrine of brain essentialism, a doctrine Kaczor so emphatically rejects.

Defusing Thomson’s Violinist Analogy. I certainly would not endorse every single argument in the book. Alward – – Journal of Medical Ethics 28 2: The trouble with this move is that either this orientation is entirely a matter of the genetics that make us members of the human species or it is not.

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It is required reading for anyone seriously interested in the abortion issue. Kaczor shows that the unborn is a human being, argues against all of the common “personhood” objections including sentience, viability, desires, consciousness, etc. It is, no doubt, difficult to forego the obvious rhetorical advantage obtained by basing one’s view on this widely accepted claim.

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Is Abortion a Question of Personal Morality? Kaczor’s analysis of brain essentialism is a forceful critique of the Tooley-McMahan view.

On that note, I do think Lee has the best and most pithy argument against abortion based on bodily rights. He deals with the concept of personhood and why the human embryo even should be seen as a fully human person with rights equal to yours and mine.

This point can be put in the following way. Share your thoughts with other customers. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Engaging abortion advocates at their strongest points, he replies to the most difficult objections to the pro-life position, many of which have not been adequately addressed by previous authors.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. This book helped me to better understand the philosophical issues involved in the ethics of abortion. The virtue of this move is that it gets our values into the account of the basis for our rights. His tone is calm and abkrtion throughout. Andrea Whittaker cbristopher – Routledgecurzon.