Don marquis, in why abortion is immoral,' argues that abortion is, except possibly in rare cases, seriously immoral, that it is in the same moral category as killing an innocent human being (183. Abortion causes a loss of a valuable future, so all marquis has to do to save his argument is to show that (1) it is morally wrong except in extreme circumstances to cause the neutral loss of a valuable future.
Abortion, time-relative interests, and futures like ours peter nichols - 2012 - ethical theory and moral practice 15 (4):493-506 sensationalized philosophy: a reply to marquis's why abortion is immoral. 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 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. Abortion don marquis why abortion is immoral study play pro choice: class of things (persons, rational agents, social beings) it is morally impermissible to kill.
Don marquis: why abortion is immoral i marquis' main goal the purpose of this essay is to develop a general argument for the claim that the overwhelming majority of deliberate abortions are seriously immoral (183. Oxford university press usa publishes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, children's books, business books, dictionaries, reference books, journals, text books and more. 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. Marquis is best known for his paper why abortion is immoral, which appeared in the journal of philosophy in april, 1989 this paper has been reprinted over 80 times, and is widely cited in the philosophical debate over abortion. Don marquis, a philosophy professor at kansas university, wrote an article titled why abortion is immoral for the journal of philosophy instead of basing the morality of abortion on either of the above categorizations, he suggests that we come at it from within a larger discussion on the ethics of killing.
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. Therefore abortion is almost always wrong _____ four arguments against marquis: 1 potentiality argument if adults have a right to life, potential adults also have this right so early term abortions are immoral. 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. 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.
Don marquis's article 'why abortion is immoral' contains paul bassen's argument on absence of victimization in abortions with respect to the prospect of an embryo he has supported his view with the authenticity of embryo's unconsciousness and absence of capability for sensation. Why is it significant that marquis' theory explains the wrongness of wanton infliction of pain on animals it is a complete theory any theory which cannot capture the wrongness of wanton infliction of pain on animals is incomplete. 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.