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Beginning Lives - Rosalind Hursthouse

Paperback Published: 24th September 1987
ISBN: 9780631153283
Number Of Pages: 388

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In this text book Rosalind Hursthouse examines the complex questions surrounding the morality of abortion. Beginning by discussing the moral status of the foetus, she outlines and criticizes the main philosophical liberal positions on abortion, discussing alsl their bearing on the related issues of ifanticide, foetal research, surrogacy, murder and our treatment of animals. In place of the currently prevailing positions, the author offers a novel approach to these issues based on the recently revived theory of neo-Aristotelianism which emphasizes moral virtues and vices.
A central element of Beginning Lives is its emphasis on the special nature of abortion: its unique relation to the facts of women's pregnancies and hence to our attitudes to childbearing, motherhood, maturity and sexual relations.

1. The status of the fetus ; 2. Women's rights arguments ; 3. Trying to prove the fetus lacks rights ; 4. Abandoning the sanctity of life ; 5. Grounds for personal decisions ; 6. Some general conclusions

ISBN: 9780631153283
ISBN-10: 0631153284
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 24th September 1987
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.51

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