Understanding Differences

  • Sidney Callahan
  • Daniel Callahan

Part of the The Hastings Center Series in Ethics book series (HCSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Mary Ann Lamanna
    Pages 1-23
  3. Kristin Luker
    Pages 25-45
  4. Jean Bethke Elshtain
    Pages 47-72
  5. Sandra Harding
    Pages 73-80
  6. Theodora Ooms
    Pages 81-107
  7. Mary B. Mahowald
    Pages 109-115
  8. Virginia Abernethy
    Pages 117-135
  9. Jean Bethke Elshtain
    Pages 137-143
  10. Mary Meehan
    Pages 145-170
  11. Theodora Ooms
    Pages 171-175
  12. Mary B. Mahowald
    Pages 177-196
  13. Mary C. Segers
    Pages 197-201
  14. Sandra Harding
    Pages 203-224
  15. Lisa Sowle Cahill
    Pages 225-228
  16. Mary C. Segers
    Pages 229-252
  17. Mary Meehan
    Pages 253-259
  18. Lisa Sowle Cahill
    Pages 261-276
  19. Virginia Abernethy
    Pages 277-283
  20. Sidney Callahan
    Pages 285-301
  21. Daniel Callahan
    Pages 303-307
  22. Daniel Callahan
    Pages 309-324
  23. Sidney Callahan
    Pages 325-330
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 331-338

About this book


SIDNEY CALLAHAN AND DANIEL CALLAHAN This book, like many other things to do with abortion, is a product of long controversy. Though carried out with cooperation, it was conceived in conflict. The conflict between the coeditors has per­ sisted for years-in fact, for at least half of their thirty-year marriage. One, Sidney, is prolife; the other, Daniel, is prochoice. Ever since the topic of abortion became of professional interest to us, in the 1960s, we have disagreed. At one time, while Daniel was writing a book on the subject, Abortion: Law, Choice and Morality (1970), we talked about the subject every day for the four years of the book's gestation. On many occasions during the 1970s, prolife articles writ­ ten by Sidney were passed out at Daniel's lectures in order to refute his pro choice views. Over the years, every argument, every statistic, every historical example cited in the literature has been discussed by the two of us. As Eliza Doolittle says about "words" in My Fair Lady, "There's nota one I haven't heard. " And yet we still disagree. How can it be, we ask ourselves, that intelligent people of goodwill who know all the same facts and all the same arguments still come down on different sides of the con­ troversy? As we well know, it is possible to agree about many things and have great love and respect for an opponent, and still differ.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sidney Callahan
    • 1
  • Daniel Callahan
    • 2
  1. 1.Mercy CollegeDobbs FerryUSA
  2. 2.The Hastings Center Institute of Society, Ethics and the Life SciencesHastings-on-HudsonUSA

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