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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For instance, Kaczor talks about the scenario of being in a burning building and being given the chance to save five adults or ten embryos and points out that most of us would save the adults. Therefore, it will be false that all humans chrietopher the right to life.

A Study in Moral and Legal Philosophy. Each human who is irreversibly unconscious is, after all, a member of a species, the typical members of which are rational animals, even if she is not herself a rational animal. It concludes with a abortoon of whether artificial wombs might end the abortion debate.

This is always a difficult analogy for pro-lifers who aren’t familiar with the argument, and even if one is familiar, it can be difficult to find a convincing argument against it.

The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. 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 kaczog not. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Please try again later. Kaczor treats ‘is a person’ as synonymous with thw a serious right to life’. One argument that was interesting in the context of JJT’s violinist analogy was an argument which said that if you have a right to unhook yourself from the violinist, the violinist has the right to unhook himself from you as well.


Christopher Kaczor Loyola Marymount Ehics. It is required reading for anyone seriously interested in the abortion issue. Christopher Kaczor – – Routledge. Abortion in Applied Ethics. In Defense of Eating Meat. Even if all of these christophe survive analysis, it does not follow that abortion is morally permissible. I would strongly encourage anyone who is interested in the subject to read it and to study it. Chris Meyers – – Prometheus Books.

Kamm – – Oxford University Press.

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Is Abortion a Question of Personal Morality? Kaaczor such a technology be morally permissible to utilize and would it end the abortion debate? Kaczor has a final chapter dealing with the idea of artificial wombs. The layout of the book is fairly standard. 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. Kaczor’s positive defense chrisgopher the claim that all human beings have the right to life is weaker than the rest of the book.

“The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question o” by Christopher Kaczor

Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The Moral Significance of Spontaneous Abortion. On the one hand, if it is just a matter of our human genetics, then, perhaps, it may yield the equality of all human beings. Most of you do not believe that, if you were in such a state, an action or an inaction that would end your life would result in efhics diminution of your life prospects you would ever care about.

Mutual Scorn Within the Abortion Debate: The other problem is that much of this book is concerned with critical analyses of the views of others, and the views of others often don’t fit well christpher the categories outlined by Kaczor’s chapters. However, these complaints are — in the final analysis — matters of presentation only and such matters do not need to get in the way of the pleasure one can receive from reading this fine book.


Routledge Annals of Bioethics Abortikn Science Logic and Mathematics. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Nevertheless, Kaczor’s book contains much good material.

Questions and Answers for Catholics. There is a basis for this intuition. I also enjoyed the chapter refuting bodily rights. Varieties of Justice in Social and Political Philosophy. It is, no doubt, difficult to forego the obvious rhetorical advantage obtained by basing one’s view on this widely accepted claim. Of course, it is not at all surprising that a book on abortion written by an author in the Catholic tradition should have this organization, but it is less than optimal.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. We can distinguish between those who are directly and those who are indirectly rational animals. This is an almost unbelievably weak response to what Kaczor recognizes is one of the major objections to his positive account of the right to life. Also of particular interest and merit is Kaczor’s discussion of the th views Tooley and Jeff McMahan have defended at great length in recent years.

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