Infanticide, II

  • Clement Dore

Abstract

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).

Keywords

Poss Dynamite 

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Notes

  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
    • 1
  1. 1.Vanderbilt UniversityUSA

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