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Lack of desire due to temporary psychological derangement.

For example, suppose that I have become deeply, but temporarily, depressed and do not desire to live. An organism possesses a serious right to life only if it possesses the concept of a self as a continuing subject of experiences and other mental states, and believes that it is itself such a continuing entity. Tooley thinks this argument is unsound.

Clarendon Press,Pp. He holds that fetuses and infants fail to meet the SCR. There is some property or other, even if we do not know what it is, that adult humans possess and that endows them a right to life. Assume that A and B do not have any other consequences, and that E is the only morally significant outcome of process C. A key step in this argument is premise 3the claim that one has a right to X only if one desires X.


Heberlein – – American Journal of Bioethics 7 1: The former is a descriptive term; the latter is a moral term. Science Logic and Mathematics.

Should Practical Reason Be Tabled? The fetus is a person from the moment of conception.

A comment on Tooley’s Abortion and Infanticide.

Xiaofei Liu – – Utilitas 24 1: We would still want to say that I have right to life. Tooley also notes that it might turn out that adult animals belonging to species other than homo sapiens have a right to life.

Call this property P. Infanticide in Applied Ethics. Added to PP index Total downloads 1, of 2, Intanticide downloads 6 months 35 11, of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

A comment on Tooley’s Abortion and Infanticide.

Is this claim plausible? It is not clear that we have desires when we are unconscious. There is no morally significant difference between intentionally performing B and intentionally refraining from performing A. History of Western Philosophy. If an organism does not satisfy the SCR, it is not a person.

It is clear that fetuses do not satisfy the SCR and, hence, do not have a right to life. If an organism potentially possesses P, then the organism has a right to life now. These situations suggest the following qualification: Request removal from index.

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What properties must an organism possess in order to be a person i. Harris – – Journal of Medical Ethics 11 4: Separating the Infant From the Fetus.

Ethical Veganism, Virtue, and Greatness of the Soul. Between Abortion and Infanticide. Card – – Bioethics 14 4: So our treatment of many animals may be morally indefensible; we infanticjde be murdering innocent persons. For example, suppose that I have been brainwashed or indoctrinated such that I do not desire to live.

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Lack of desire due to temporary unconsciousness. Is this argument valid?

Infanticide and the Liberal View on Abortion. The rough idea here abortiin just this: A has a right to X only if A desires X or A lacks such a desire, but the lack of desire is due to temporary emotional imbalance, temporary unconsciousness, or brainwashing indoctrination, etc.

But is this claim plausible? If this is correct, then I do not now have a desire to live.