Creation and Abortion: A Study in Moral and Legal Philosophy [NOOK Book]

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Presenting a new argument, this book attacks the view that if a fetus has the moral standing of a person it has a right to life and abortion is impermissable. Most discussion of abortion has assumed that this premise is correct, and so has focused on the question of the personhood of the fetus. Kamm, however, argues that abortion can be moral even if the fetus is indeed a person. Kamm begins by examining the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, and considers whether the potential to become a person should ...
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Creation and Abortion: A Study in Moral and Legal Philosophy

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Presenting a new argument, this book attacks the view that if a fetus has the moral standing of a person it has a right to life and abortion is impermissable. Most discussion of abortion has assumed that this premise is correct, and so has focused on the question of the personhood of the fetus. Kamm, however, argues that abortion can be moral even if the fetus is indeed a person. Kamm begins by examining the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, and considers whether the potential to become a person should protect the fetus from abortion. After presenting the case for killing persons in non-abortion contexts, she goes on to apply this argument to the case of abortion, and offers a detailed consideration of the differences between the two cases, focusing in particular on the significance of pregnancy as a natural phenomenon that occurs to only one of the two sexes. Kamm develops here own argument defending the morality of abortion, which emerges as part of a broader theory of creating new people responsibly. In a concluding chapter, she explores the implications of her argument for informed consent to abortion; responsibilities in pregnancy that is not aborted, and the significance of extra-uterine gestation devices for the permissibility of abortion.
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"Brilliant....This brief summary cannot do justice to the richness of Kamm's...sophisticated and exciting discussion of a neglected aspect of the abortion debate."—Journal of Medical Ethics

"[A] major contribution..to the literature of philosophical bioethics, and all libraries collecting in and scholars working in this area need to have [a] cop[y]....Required reading for all those interested in the theoretical issues raised by bioethical problems."—Medical Humanities Review

"Rigorous, penetrating, and subtle throughout and Kamm is impressively fair in her willingness to take seriously a variety of considerations that are too readily dismissed by idealogues on one side or the other in this often polarized debate. Hers is, I believe, the best book on abortion."—Philosophy and Public Affairs

"Kamm's well-written and closely argued book has considerably broader application than the abortion and creation issues....It is one of the few books to examine the relations between procreation and abortion rights and 'non-abortion' issues involving killing and letting die....An important and informative philosophical treatise on rights and moral responsibility....Highly recommended for libraries serving graduate programs in philosophy and/or health care policy."—Choice

"Kamm is probably the most sophisticated deontologist writing on normative issues today....A major contribution to the literature."—Shelly Kagan, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195360967
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/2/1992
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 417 KB

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