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  1. Rethinking Roe V. Wade : Defending the Abortion Right in the Face of Contemporary Opposition.Bertha Alvarez Manninen - 2010 - American Journal of Bioethics 10 (12):33-46.
    In 2008, many states sought to pass Human Life Amendments, which would extend the definition of personhood to encompass newly fertilized eggs. If such an amendment were to pass, Roe v. Wade, as currently defended by the Supreme Court, may be repealed. Consequently, it is necessary to defend the right to an abortion in a manner that succeeds even if a Human Life Amendment successfully passes. J.J. Thomson's argument in ?A Defense of Abortion? successfully achieves this. Her argument is especially (...)
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  • The Nature of Relative Subjectivity: A Reflexive Mode of Thought.Brian Taylor Slingsby - 2005 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 30 (1):9 – 25.
    Ethical principles including autonomy, justice and equality function in the same paradigm of thought, that is, logocentrism - an epistemological predilection that relies on the analytic power of deciphering between binary oppositions. By studying observable behavior with an analytical approach, however, one immediately limits any recognition and possible understanding of modes of thought based on separate epistemologies. This article seeks to reveal an epistemological predilection that diverges from logocentrism yet continues to function as a fundamental component of ethical behavior. The (...)
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