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Thinking Critically About Abortion: Why Most Abortions Aren’t Wrong & Why All Abortions Should Be Legal

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This book introduces readers to the many arguments and controversies concerning abortion. While it argues for ethical and legal positions on the issues, it focuses on how to think about the issues, not just what to think about them. It is an ideal resource to improve your understanding of what people think, why they think that and whether their (and your) arguments are goo ...more
Kindle Edition, 78 pages
Published June 18th 2019 by Open Philosophy Press
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Daniel Hageman
Jul 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Quick and easy read for anyone looking to recognize bad arguments for what they are, and replace them with better ones.
Josh Goebel
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You don't have to reach the same conclusions, but this is absolutely worth a read if you're truly interesting in thinking critically about this issue rather than falling for the endless straw-man arguments (of either side) or reductive arguments that really only "beg the question".
Oscar Gallardo Huizar
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An excellent and critical analysis of the most common arguments pro and against abortion. I personally enjoyed the way it’s set up to go over things one at a time.

It helped me look at abortion from a morally neutral standpoint.

Great read!
Alex Strasser
Aug 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Perhaps ironically, I would recommend to someone who is already convinced, rather than someone who is agnostic on the issue. It would be especially recommended for someone who is using bad arguments to convince others, such as repeating mantras like "abortion is murder" or "my body my choice." I would not recommend it to someone who is an agnostic on the issue or is just starting to learn about it, as it is misleading in some key points and complexities and doesn't provide a good path toward exp ...more
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follow-up blog posts 1 1 Jun 07, 2020 04:44AM  
a free book? 1 2 Aug 05, 2019 06:56PM  
follow up essay: "Abortion and Soundbites: Why Pro-Choice Arguments Are Harder to Make" 1 1 Aug 04, 2019 05:55AM  

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Nathan Nobis, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA. He has taught courses, given lectures and published articles and chapters on a wide variety of topics concerning ethics and animals, bioethics, ethical theory and other topics in philosophy.

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