A zygote could be a human: A defence of conceptionism against fission arguments

Bioethics 26 (3):136-142 (2012)
Abstract
In this paper I defend the view that a zygote is a human from the fission objection that is widely thought to be decisive against the view. I do so, drawing upon a recent discussion of this issue by John Burgess, by explaining in detail the metaphysical position the proponent of the view should adopt in order to rebut the objection
Keywords human being  fission  foetal value  zygote
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