Christopher Kaczor, The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice. Author(s): David DeGrazia. Source: Ethics, Vol. , No. Buy The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice (Routledge Annals of Bioethics) 1 by Christopher Kaczor (ISBN. The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human. Life, and the Question of Justice . Christopher Kaczor. Loyola Marymount University. Follow this and additional.

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“The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question o” by Christopher Kaczor

Write a customer review. Kaczor draws on the writings of David Hershenov, Eric Olson, and Matthew Liao to construct a critique of this brain essentialist view. Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business. He endeavors to take to heart the values and concerns of his opponents, maintaining an evenhanded tone throughout the discussion.

It is required reading for anyone seriously interested in the abortion issue. See all 9 reviews. Therefore, the right to life must be based on our endowment, on the genetics that we have in common with all other human beings. Many of these discussions are of great interest and have great merit. Appealing to reason rather than religious belief, this book is the most comprehensive case against the choice of abortion yet published.

It is an excellent ‘first stop,’ and a necessary reference book for those who wish to engage fully the most vexing moral question of our day. Christopher Kaczor – – Routledge. It is very current, scholarly, and detailed.

Kaczor also interacts with questions such as asking if contraception is the same thing christoopher abortion. However, the substance of the arguments is anything but standard.

Each human who is irreversibly unconscious is, after all, a member of a species, the typical members of which are rational animals, even if she is not herself a rational animal. Also of particular interest and merit is Kaczor’s discussion of the dualistic views Tooley and Jeff McMahan have defended at great length in recent years.


A major portion of Kaczor’s book is devoted to critical discussions of views concerning the right to life that are incompatible with the major premise of the above syllogism. Abortion, Sin, and the State in Thailand. Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever. His tone is calm and charitable throughout.

Reproductive Autonomy and the Ethics of Abortion. This argument does not fall into the trap of basing the right to life of the unborn on the fact that the sexual relations that brought about teh child was consensual.

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However, such an argument by elimination is hardly a firm foundation for a position that flies in the face of the important value of reproductive choice.

Alward – – Journal of Medical Ethics 28 2: I highly recommend it. Mathew Lu – – Human Life Review 39 1: Ships from and sold by Amazon. Kaczor is not one of those who think calm, rational argument is useless. One problem is that the term ‘person’ has become fixed in the mind of philosophers familiar with the philosophical pro-choice tradition as having roughly the meaning that Mary Anne Warren famously attributed to it. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Kaczor’s book is organized in the following way.

He wants to make it clear that his goal is not to antagonize people who have christophe an abortion and paint them out as monsters. Abortion, Christianity, and Consistency.

The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The virtue of this move is that it gets our values into the account of the basis for our rights.


It brings together under one cover a thoughtful and readily accessible account of the positions and arguments of the major disputants, and it argues for its position in philosophical and scientific terms, without recourse to religious or theological assumptions. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The Ethics of Abortion: There is a basis for this intuition. The wrongness of racism and sexism is based on the fact that biological properties have, all by etthics, no moral significance whatsoever.

Buy the selected items together This item: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Kaczor’s responses to this objection are sketchy at best. I highly recommend it. Christopher Kaczor defends the Catholic view, jaczor what is sometimes known as the substantial identity view, of the wrongness of abortion.

His arguments are scientific and philosophical. It will not persuade anyone who recognizes that the arguments for the neocortical definition of death depend on the doctrine of brain essentialism, a doctrine Kaczor so emphatically rejects. Sign in to use this feature.

This book helped me to better understand the philosophical issues involved in the ethics of abortion.

These accounts are given in psychological terms and are intended to include in the class of persons human beings after the time of infancy and to exclude human beings prior to birth.

Of course, Kaczor wants to make sure these actions are not done for frivolous reasons and does criticize that too often abortions take place for those reasons. Is Abortion a Question of Personal Morality?

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