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By David Boonin

ISBN-10: 0511061110

ISBN-13: 9780511061110

ISBN-10: 0521520355

ISBN-13: 9780521520355

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ISBN-13: 9780521817011

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I additionally recommend studying the next readable books facing moral /philosophical concerns as well as Boonin's attention-grabbing publication: a) "Justice. what is the correct factor to do" by way of Michael Sandel; b) "The God query: What recognized Thinkers from Plato to Dawkins Have acknowledged concerning the Divine" through Andrew Pessin; c) "Hegel" via Terry Pinkard; d) "The right research of mankind" through Isaiah Berlin; and e) "Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors" by way of Susan Sontag. different attention-grabbing books, yet no so readable could be the following: 1) "Moral Measures: An advent to Ethics West and East" via James Tiles; 2) "Ética como amor propio" through Fernando Savater; 3)"The form of old idea: Comparative stories in Greek and Indian Philosophies" by way of Thomas McEvilley; and four) "Schopenhauer and the Wild Years of Philosophy" via Rüdiger Safranksi.

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But surely this does not mean that we must conclude that midnight is as bright as noon or that we should treat it as if it is. From the fact that there is a continuous route of development from A to B it does not follow that A and B are not fundamentally different with respect to some property P, and since the slippery slope argument seems to rest precisely on the claim that this inference is legitimate, it seems to be invalid on this count. Indeed, even some of the strongest critics of abortion, such as Schwarz, are eager to disassociate themselves from the slippery slope argument for this very reason (1990: 14–15).

It is incompatible if the woman treats the fetus as a mere clump of cells. But she may have a suitable attitude of reverence for the fetus without being obligated to incur the significant burdens of an unwanted pregnancy, just as one might have a suitable attitude of reverence for the redwoods without being obligated to incur the significant burdens that might be involved in keeping them healthy. Finally, it is again worth noting that if the zygote is taken to be worthy of awe, it is extremely difficult to avoid the conclusion that a sperm and an egg are also.

THE ARGUMENTS In framing the question to be addressed in this book, and in selecting a methodology for evaluating the various arguments that purport to answer it, I have attempted as much as possible to allow the critic of abortion to frame the debate. The same should be done when it comes to determining which arguments merit consideration in attempting to apply this method to this question. A fully satisfactory defense of abortion must attempt to respond not only to those arguments against abortion that defenders of abortion may find particularly challenging, but to the entire range of arguments against abortion that critics of abortion have developed.

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