Don marquis (born 1935) marquis is best known for his paper why abortion is immoral, which appeared in the journal of philosophy in april, 1989. 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. Abortion is wrong because it deprives the foetus of a 'future like ours' this argument was put forward by don marquis it's particularly appealing because it eliminates all the problems of. 1 marquis against abortion 1 defining terms: first, let us define some terms person: the word “person” is used in philosophy in a technical way when we say that some individual is a.
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. The ethics of abortion for purposes of our discussion we will be defining ‘abortion’ as follows: don marquis, “why abortion is immoral” (1989. 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.
Marquis claims that his beliefs are not purely a symptom of irrational religious dogma (109) but rather are based on philosophy and logic and that his thesis is applicable in a vast majority. Walter sinnott-armstrong you can’t lose what you ain’t never had: a reply to marquis on abortion (received in revised form 22 may 1997) don marquis’s article, “why abortion is immoral”, 1.
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A brief discussion of his essay want music and videos with zero ads get youtube red. Don marquis's purpose to his essay is to set out to prove that abortion is seriously wrong he is addressing that abortion is morally wrong and should not be permitted except in certain. Chapter 8 : abortion don marquis: why abortion is according to marquis, abortion is seriously morally wrong because it is an act of killing a.
Main point: (against abortion) it is wrong to deprive someone of a future like ours so you can't abort fetuses. Why abortion is immoral don marquis journal of philosophy, vol 86 (april, 1989), pp 183-202 the view that abortion is,1 with rare exceptions, seriously immoral has received little support.