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The former is a descriptive term; the latter is a moral term. Is this argument valid?

He holds that fetuses and infants fail to meet the SCR. The rough idea here is just this: Jeffrey Reiman – – Infanticice of Social Philosophy 29 2: Lack of desire due to temporary unconsciousness.

Tooley’s immodest proposal: Abortion and Infanticide.

These infanticdie suggest the following qualification: 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. He denies that the fetus is a person.


Is the argument valid? Tooley argues that these alternative proposals are implausible. Abortion in Applied Ethics. History of Western Philosophy. Reply to Don Marquis’s “Reiman on Abortion”. Tooely would still want to say that I have a right to life even though I infantucide not now desire to live. Tooley also notes that it might turn out that adult animals belonging to species other than homo sapiens have a right to life.

For example, suppose that I have become temporarily unconscious.

Is this claim plausible? Rests on two pillars: Lack of desire due to brainwashing or indoctrination. Tooley thinks this argument is unsound. But we would still want to say that I have a right to life.

A comment on Tooley’s Abortion and Infanticide.

Is satisfaction of the SCR a sufficient condition for personhood? 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. Sign in Create an account. Philosophy and Public Affairs 2 1: Jeff McMahan – – Utilitas 19 2: It is not clear that we have desires when we are unconscious. Fiona Woollard – – Infanticiee Philosophical Quarterly 94 3: Devine – – Philosophy 58 Devine – – Philosophy 59 Card – – Bioethics 14 4: If an organism potentially possesses P, then the organism has a right to life now.


Clarendon Press,Pp. Is the argument sound? Request removal from index.

Sign in to use this feature. Abortion and infanticide are therefore morally permissible unless there are some other objections to these practices. Infanticide in Applied Ethics. The conclusion of this argument is the SCR. This is a moral question.

Michael Tooley, Abortion and infanticide – PhilPapers

Tooley wants to qualify the claim to accommodate three kinds of situations which might suggest it is false. So our treatment of many animals may be morally indefensible; we may be murdering innocent persons.

Philip Turner – – International Philosophical Quarterly 25 4: That is, if an organism satisfies the SCR, does it follow that the organism is a person?