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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 160
Professor
Christopher Meacham
Semester
Fall

Description
Marquis Review Right to Life Pro­Choice Pro­Life Take 1 Rational/Social (c.e.  Human genetic code (c.e.  hermits, babies) cancer cell) Take 2 Personhood (exc.  Human Beinghood (inc.  fetuses) fetuses) Problem Unclear why fetus  Unclear why fetus counts for take 2 doesn't count Problem Unmotivated Unmotivated 2 for take 2 • Seeking treatment for cancer is wrong with the pro­life belief that anything with a human  genetic code has a right to life • "personhood" has a right to life with pro­choice • Unmotivated­ What does being a person or human being have to do with a right to having  a life? • What is it that makes it wrong to kill things? Marquis's View • The degree to which it is bad to kill something is proportional to the degree to which it is  deprived of a valuable future like ours • "Valuable future like ours" 1 Full of valuable 'experiences, activities, projects, and enjoyments' 1 What if an embryo is going to have a shitty life? 1 If it's okay to euthanize an adult or child with that life, then it's  okay to abort the fetus. If it's not, then abortion is wrong 2 Fetuses can have va
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