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The Resource Abortion and the moral significance of merely possible persons : finding middle ground in hard cases, Melinda A. Roberts

Abortion and the moral significance of merely possible persons : finding middle ground in hard cases, Melinda A. Roberts

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Abortion and the moral significance of merely possible persons : finding middle ground in hard cases
Title
Abortion and the moral significance of merely possible persons
Title remainder
finding middle ground in hard cases
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Melinda A. Roberts
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book has two main goals. The first is to give an account, called Variablism, of the moral significance of merely possible persons -- persons who, relative to a particular circumstance, or possible future or world, could but in fact never do exist. The second is to use Variablism to illuminate abortion. ... Variablism supports the argument that the early abortion is ordinarily permissible when it is what the woman wants. .... In contrast, the late abortion is ordinarily subject to a different analysis. For the loss incurred in that case has full moral significance, according to Variablism, since it is incurred at a world where the person who incurs it does or will exist."--P. [4] of cover
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BTCTA
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1954-
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Roberts, Melinda A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.15
LC item number
.R63 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Philosophy and medicine
Series volume
v. 107
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Abortion
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Abortion and the moral significance of merely possible persons : finding middle ground in hard cases, Melinda A. Roberts
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-186) and index
Control code
462922021
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 189 p.
Isbn
9789048137916
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)462922021
Label
Abortion and the moral significance of merely possible persons : finding middle ground in hard cases, Melinda A. Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-186) and index
Control code
462922021
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 189 p.
Isbn
9789048137916
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)462922021

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