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The Ethics of Abortion: Women's Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice
Appealing to reason rather than religious belief, this book is the most comprehensive case against the choice of abortion yet published. The Ethics of Abortion critically evaluates all the major grounds for denying fetal personhood, including the views of those who defend not only abortion but also infanticide. It also provides several (non-theological) justifications for ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge
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I tend to make a distinction when I've writing reviews between whether or not I agree with a particular piece of philosophy and whether I find it to be a good or interesting piece of philosophy, allowing my reviews to focus on the latter. I like to think that the two co-occur more often then not (since, after all, the views I hold are a result of good and interesting philosophy) but there are certainly times when they come apart. Some of my strongest reviews are of work that I ultimately don't a ...more
An excellent book. A wonderful case for the pro-life view. Kaczor offers reasonable critiques of many of the arguments brought up in Boonin's A Defense of Abortion, as well as offering a reasonable case for the pro-life position. He even has a chapter on artificial wombs and their possible affect on the abortion debate. A must-read for anyone wishing to make an informed case for the pro-life position.
Dr. Christopher Kaczor is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He graduated from the Honors Program of Boston College earned a Ph.D. four years later from the University of Notre Dame. He did post-doctoral work in Germany at the University of Cologne as an Alexander von Humbolt Foundation, Federal Chancellor Fellow and returned as a Fulbright Scholar.More about Christopher Kaczor...
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