When is it Inherently Wrong to Kill Something?
• Sumner: Moral value should accrue to things gradually over time, and by degrees
1 Motivation for view: "Standard prolife" and "Standard prochoice" positions
• Why what criterion does a thing have a right to life?
1 The degree to which it is inherently bad to kill a being is the degree to which
that being is _________.
2 3 Options:
• "Usual signs of life" nutrition, metabolism, spontaneous growth, r