Infanticide, II

  • Clement Dore


8.1 In this chapter I shall argue two theses: first, that desire-utilitarianism can be enlarged in such a way as to accommodate the prima facie case against killing unwanted neonates, and, second, that in fact this enlargement is not merely ad hoc, since it enables us to overcome what would otherwise be a distressing impasse (which I shall consider in 8.5).


Prima Facie Prima Facie Case Human Shape Liberal Response Continue Life 
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  1. 3.
    Peter Unger, ‘I Do Not Exist’, in G. F. MacDonald (ed.), Perception and Identity (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1979) p. 241.Google Scholar

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© Clement Dore 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Clement Dore
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  1. 1.Vanderbilt UniversityUSA

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