Time-Relative Interests and Abortion

Journal of Moral Philosophy 4 (2):242-256 (2007)

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S. Matthew Liao
New York University
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The concept of a time-relative interest is introduced by Jeff McMahan to solve certain puzzles about the badness of death. Some people (e.g. McMahan and David DeGrazia) believe that this concept can also be used to show that abortion is permissible. In this paper, I first argue that if the Time-Relative Interest Account permits abortion, then it would also permit infanticide.
Keywords abortion   killing   time-relative interest   infanticide   foetus
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DOI 10.1177/1740468107079268
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