Abortion and Death

Don Marquis

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780195388923
Published online December 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Abortion and Death

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This chapter, which examines views about abortion and death, discusses claims about abortion and explains some ways for considering these claims to be true. It analyzes whether abortion causes the death of a fetus and whether bringing death to a fetus greatly harms it, also discussing the relevant issues of nonsentient fetus, intermediate judgment argument, and the unequal harm of death judgment.

Keywords: abortion; death; fetus; intermediate judgment; unequal harm

Article.  11710 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Metaphysics ; Moral Philosophy

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