A Critique of Rob Lovering's Criticism of the Substance View

Bioethics 29 (3):211-216 (2015)

Abstract
In his article, The Substance View: a critique, Rob Lovering argues that the substance view – according to which the human embryo is a person entitled to human rights – leads to such implausible implications that this view should be abandoned. In this article I respond to his criticism by arguing that either his arguments fail because the proponents of the substance view are not obligated to hold positions which may be considered absurd, or because the positions which they are assumed to be obligated to hold, are not absurd at all
Keywords reductio ad absurdum  substance view  Rob Lovering  abortion
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DOI 10.1111/bioe.12080
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