Abortion is wrong because it deprives the foetus of a 'future like ours' this argument was put forward by don marquis it's particularly appealing because it eliminates all the problems of. Don marquis: an argument that abortion is wrong thomson's view one might argue that a pregnant woman's right to control her own body doesn't come to much if it is wrong for her to take any action that ends the life of the fetus within her. “why abortion is immoral“ from journal qf'philosopiiy 86 (1989) pp 1837201 used by permission of don marquis and the journal ofphiiosophy 361 362 moral problems show, as well as any argument in ethics can show, that abortion is, except possibly in rare cases, seriously immoral, that it is in the same moral cate~ gory as killing an. Title: why abortion is immoral created date: 20160730044532z.
Don marquis’s article “why abortion is immoral” is based primarily on the argument that abortion is the act of killing marquis considers the act of killing immoral due to the. Why abortion is immoral – don marquis marquis attempts to demonstrate that abortion is morally on a par with the killing of an adult human that is, he tries to show that aborting a fetus is, except in exceptional circumstances, a serious moral wrong. Conspicuously, the choice of abortion due to risk to the life of the mother is not directly addressed by marquis, most likely because he does not believe it is immoral in that case (self-defense), and perhaps because using his criteria to explain why it isn't immoral when the life of the mother is at risk/self-defense can be applied to elective.
Why abortion is immoral don marquis presentation by christina precious what primarily makes killing wrong is neither its effect on the murderer nor its effect on the victim's friends and relatives, but its effect on the victim of the wrongness of killing does the value of a future-like-ours account have to be in order that the. Marquis (m) begins by noting that few philosophers think abortion is immoral, in fact, the pro-life position has almost no contemporary philosophical support: the view that abortion is, with rare exceptions, seriously immoral has received little support in the recent philosophical literature. Don marquis on abortion: the contraception problem don marquis has famously argued that abortion is wrong because it deprives the foetus of a future-like-ours in this post i will not examine his basic argument but look at an objection which is widely seen as showing that it is unsound. Why abortion is immoral don marquis since this alternative analysis has the same structure as the anti-abortion argument being defended here, we have further support for the argument for the immorality of abortion why abortion is immoral last modified by: cecil frogg.
Don marquis, “why abortion is immoral” (1989) points in favor of the analysis (according to marquis): in thomson’s view, the death of the fetus is a necessary side-effect of abortion, but is not a legitimate goal of abortion were it possible to remove a fetus without killing it,. 1 why abortion is immoral by don marquis (1989) the view that abortion is, with rare exceptions, seriously immoral has received little support in the recent philosophical literature. A reply to marquis's why abortion is immoral an essay or paper on the immorality of abortion 30-11-2016 don marquis position on abortion is that abortion is immoral 3rd mo and research papers 23-8-2017 a philosophy professor reflects don marquis arguments on why abortion is immoral on the poor arguments that convince his students of the.
Don marquis has the best argument for why abortion is immoral he says that if you believe it is wrong to kill a normal adult human being then you should also believe it is wrong to abort a human fetus. Don marquis’ “why abortion is immoral”(1989) is an argumentative essay that attempts to dissect the assumptions for and against abortion with the end view of presenting an alternative proposition that generally sets up a discussion that abortion is seriously immoral. The essay concludes with an analysis of the intuitive appeal of the future like ours argument i patients refuse medical intervention in order to have a future perceived as more valuable because free from the toxic effects of chemotherapy a reply to marquis's why abortion is immoral the journal of philosophy 199087,5: 262-4.
This week i will be critiquing don marquis’ classic bioethics paper: “why abortion is immoral” the paper was published in 1989 and to this day it remains one of the most-discussed articles in the debate on abortion. This is a followup to my previous post, a review of 'why abortion is immoral'i want to follow up for two reasons first, in my original post i made a serious mistake, which i want to acknowledge, and also explain why i don't think the mistake impacts the overall validity of my original argument.
In the 1989 essay “abortion is immoral,” don marquis argues that abortion is morally wrongmarquis feels that most contemporary philosophers ignore the issue of the morality of abortion because of their affiliation with secular higher education settings, which makes them believe that the anti-abortion viewpoint is “a conclusion generated by seriously confused philosophical argument. Lecture notes don marquis, “why abortion is immoral” (1989) keith burgess-jackson 16 february 2015 1 biography page references in these notes are to the original version of the essay: don marquis. Why abortion is immoral 183 why abortion is immoral t n he view that abortion is, with rare exceptions, seriously im- moral has received little support in the recent philosophical literature no doubt most philosophers affiliated with secular. Opposing arguments: abortion introduction: why abortion is immoral by don marquis is the start of two discussions pertaining to whether abortion should be acceptable in our modern society the argument, marquis makes, is that abortion actually deprives the fetus’s “future-like-ours.