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Ethics - Tutorial #8.

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHLA11H3
Professor
Kelin Emmett
Semester
Winter

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Ethics - Tutorial #8.  imprecise papers  abortion is morally impermissible  a fetus is a person  does not affect Thomson’s argument  a fetus has a right to life  Thomson  states that people who accept the conclusion  making a mistake  grants that “if a fetus is a person, then it has a right to life”  force of the argument  argument does not hang on showing that the premises are false  analogy between the pregnancy and the human-life support system  the relevant person  in the pregnancy, it’s the fetus  human-life support system, the violinist  what is the relevant action  aborting the fetus  aborting the violinist  where that is taking the violinist off the life-support system  where that syste
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