By David Boonin
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I additionally recommend interpreting the subsequent readable books facing moral /philosophical concerns as well as Boonin's attention-grabbing booklet: a) "Justice. what is the correct factor to do" by means of Michael Sandel; b) "The God query: What well-known Thinkers from Plato to Dawkins Have acknowledged in regards to the Divine" by way of Andrew Pessin; c) "Hegel" by way of Terry Pinkard; d) "The right research of mankind" via Isaiah Berlin; and e) "Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors" via Susan Sontag. different attention-grabbing books, yet no so readable could be the following: 1) "Moral Measures: An advent to Ethics West and East" by means of James Tiles; 2) "Ética como amor propio" via Fernando Savater; 3)"The form of historical inspiration: Comparative stories in Greek and Indian Philosophies" via Thomas McEvilley; and four) "Schopenhauer and the Wild Years of Philosophy" by way of Rüdiger Safranksi.
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But it would be a serious mistake for the defender of abortion to depend upon such a response. A defense of abortion will be more effective the more it can work from premises that critics of abortion accept, and surely most critics of abortion believe that you and I do have a right to life. In arguing against the first claim made by the rights-based argument in Chapters 2 and 3, I will therefore simply assume that you and I do, in fact, have a right to life. If this assumption proves to be mistaken, then the rights-based argument against abortion will fail for that reason.
Many critics of abortion believe that one or another of these arguments are successful, and thus even if the defender of abortion succeeds in undermining the rights-based argument, a defense of abortion that seeks to engage critics of abortion on their own terms must also address these arguments, and on terms that critics of abortion accept. Doing so will be the task of Chapter 5. 0. OV E R V I E W The first claim needed to sustain the rights-based argument against abortion maintains that the (typical) human fetus has a right to life.
Proponents of the slippery slope argument can, and at least the more careful among them do, include the claim that there is an important discontinuity at this point.
A Defense of Abortion by David Boonin