R. S. Downie and K. C. Calman

in Healthy Respect

Second edition

Published in print May 1994 | ISBN: 9780192624086
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723728 | DOI:

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Moral arguments are common in health care ethics. The structure of moral argument is outlined and examples provided of good and fallacious types of argument. This chapter discusses some common moves in argument, such as ‘double effect’, ‘equivocation’, ‘slippery slope’, ‘question begging’, lies, and excuses.

Keywords: arguments; fallacies; slippery slope; double effect; lies; excuses

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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