Persons, Moral Worth, and Embryos

A Critical Analysis of Pro-Choice Arguments

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ISBN: 978-94-007-1601-8 (Print) 978-94-007-1602-5 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

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    Pages 1-16

    Introduction: What Are Persons? What Is Valuable?

  3. Philosophical Considerations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17

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      Pages 19-42

      I Was Once a Fetus: That Is Why Abortion Is Wrong

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      Pages 43-65

      Brain Life and the Argument from Potential: Affirming the Ontological Status of Human Embryos and Fetuses

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      Pages 67-83

      The Human Being, a Person of Substance: A Response to Dean Stretton

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      Pages 85-100

      The Concept of Person in Bioethics

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      Pages 101-123

      Abortion and Virtue Ethics

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      Pages 125-144

      Embryos, Four-Dimensionalism, and Moral Status

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      Pages 145-161

      The Christian Hypothesis

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      Pages 163-184

      Fetal Interests, Fetal Persons, and Human Goods

  4. Scientific Considerations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 185-185

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      Pages 187-210

      Fetal Pains and Fetal Brains

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      Pages 211-235

      A Biological Definition of the Human Embryo

  5. Perspectives from Law and Political Philosophy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 237-237

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      Pages 239-253

      Public Reason and Abortion Revisited

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      Pages 255-279

      Abortion, Sexual Markets and the Law

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 281-283