The Fetal Position

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2010-06-22
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books

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Taking neither a pro-life nor a pro-choice stance, rather, using philosophical methodology, Meyers carefully scrutinizes the commonly voiced arguments for and against abortion with the aim of assessing them from a position that is as unbiased as possible.

Author Biography

Chris Meyers is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Southern Mississippi. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from Loyola University, Chicago, and has published articles in ethical theory and applied ethics in Philosophical Studies, Journal of Social Philosophy, and Social Theory Practice, among other journals.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 7
Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Philosophy to the Rescue!p. 23
What Is the Soul?p. 47
Life Begins at Conception-So What?p. 69
Abnormal Human Developmentp. 83
p. 101
Responsibilityp. 103
The Potentiality Argumentp. 121
The Golden Rule Argument against Abortionp. 139
Rights of the Pregnant Womanp. 159
Consequencesp. 181
Virtuep. 201
Indexp. 213
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