Animalism, Abortion, and a Future Like Ours

The Journal of Ethics 23 (3):317-332 (2019)
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Abstract

Marquis’ future-like-ours argument against the morality of abortion assumes animalism—a family of theories according to which we are animals. Such an assumption is theoretically useful for various reasons, e.g., because it provides the theoretical underpinning for a reply to the contraception-abstinence objection. However, the connection between the future-like-ours argument and one popular version of animalism can prove lethal to the former, or so I argue in this paper.

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Animalism.Stephan Blatti - 2014 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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