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Ethics - Session 14

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHLA11H3
Professor
Kelin Emmett
Semester
Winter

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Ethics – Session 14  Don Marquis and Judith Jarvis Thomson agree  debate does not come down the questions  when is it a person  Marquis conclusion  even if it is not a question  still wrong to kill it  (presumptively, prima facie)  Thomson conclusion  even if it is a person, it is permissible to abort it at a certain point  Marquis  first analyzes the debate’s current situation  concludes that it is a standoff  debate between pro-choicers and anti-abortionists  pro-choicers  the fetus is not a person  it has no personhood  it has no rationality  it has no self-consciousness  anti-abortionists  babies do not have rationality or self-consciousness  biologically, human principle  fetus is biologically human, therefore it has a right to life  pro-choicers  too broad  ex.
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