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Abortion and the Moral Significance of Merely Possible Persons : Finding Middle Ground in Hard Cases

Author: Melinda A Roberts
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2010.
Series: Philosophy and medicine, 107.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book aims to give an account, called Variabilism, of the moral significance of merely possible persons and to use Variabilism to illuminate abortion. In doing so it lays the groundwork for a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melinda A Roberts
ISBN: 9789048137923 9048137926
OCLC Number: 666740734
Description: 1 online resource (: v.: digital.
Contents: Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION1.1 Goals 1.2 Organization of Book 1.3 Inclusion, Exclusion and a Dilemma1.4 Variabilism as a Middle Ground1.5 Variabilism and Abortion1.6 Thinking Things, Persons and Abortion1.7 The New Abortion Debate1.8 Tradeoffs and Abortion1.9 Abortion and the Law1.10 A Middle Ground on Abortion?Chapter 2 The Moral Significance of Merely Possible Persons 2.1 Who Matters Morally?2.2 Preliminaries-A Maximizing Account of Loss; the Loss of Never Existing; the Loss of Death; the Otherwise Plausible Moral Theory 2.3 The Basic Case2.4 Exclusion Alpha2.5 Double Wrongful Life 2.6 Addition Plus 2.7 Exclusion Beta 2.8 Inclusion2.9 Variabilism2.10 The Neutrality Intuition2.11 The Prior Existence View2.12 The Asymmetry2.13 Summing UpChapter 3 McMahan's Abortion Paradox 3.1 Introduction3.2 Pareto Principles3.3 The Concern with Pareto Plus3.4 The Abortion Paradox3.5 McMahan's Solution: Order of Presentation3.6 An Alternate Solution: Variabilism3.7 Loss, Variabilism and Pareto Plus 3.8 The Standard Pareto Principle, Pareto Plus and OPMP1 Chapter 4 Three More Arguments Against Early Abortion4.1 Introduction4.2 Variabilism and Timing 4.3 The Golden Rule-Hare4.4 Futures of Value-Marquis 4.5 The Actual Future Principle-Harman 4.6 Distinction Between Variabilism and Its Competitors Chapter 5 A Variabilist Approach to Abortion 5.1 Introduction5.2 Persons and Existence5.3 EarlyAbortion5.4 Late Abortion5.5 Middle Ground on AbortionChapter 6 Conclusion
Series Title: Philosophy and medicine, 107.
Responsibility: by Melinda A. Roberts.

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