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PHI 237 1st Edition Lecture 1Thomson’s Arguments in “ A Defense of Abortion”Thought Experiments cont.- T. Says that they are morally equivalent  whenever one is bad the other is bad and when one isgood the other one is goodo Killing / letting die are morally equivalento Show us how to isolate moral beliefso Remove differences in attention and burden- Good thought experiments get you clear of moral beliefso Trying to get clear of moral commitments and what we are like o Killing someone is deliberately is worse than deliberately letting someone die- Fetus isn’t viable for 6 months after conception  Roe V. Wade o Cut off from the mother- Viability o 1. Grace Periodo 2. Shape / Appearance o Peoples attitudes to viability are not morally significant 15. Thought experiments are unrealistic - Don’t think of alternative opinions16. Don’t suggest to choices of what’s present- Interested in learning what principle overrides intention- Isolate ride and duty- Want thought analysis to be morally realistic18. Can bring in differential factors that are meant to be consideredThese notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.19. Pro-lifers will show different facts- Killing is worse than letting dieLie Threatening Pregnancy20. Never permissible to intentionally directly kill a human being- * Gets complicated*- Cant justifyo Lesser burden / greater harm22. Worse to intentionally kill and die23. Can kill an innocent human being who’s going to kill you - Need to distinguish killing vs. murdero Killing violinist to save your life is justifiableo Murder is unjustifiable killing- Fetus there because of something mom did o She put fetus in the predicament- Responsible vs. Blameworthyo Sense of responsibilityo Shouldn’t be blamed for having sex24. * Dr. should be neutral because it’s the mothers body*o The fetus is somewhere it should be25. Women’s body  fetus is using hero Property rights o Women’s body  3rd party take side27. T. Says that the fetus has right to life but mom and authorized doctor cant kill it unjustUnwanted Pregnancies Due to Consensual Sexo 98% of abortions comes from thiso Not going to die and did something willinglyo Women responsible for fetus predicament28. T says there are cases and just because you did something doesn’t mean that you accept all consequences and taking care of themo Doesn’t have right to stay thereo Doesn’t follow doesn’t mean to voluntarily accept consequences29. Faulty window burglary responsibleo Didn’t trust himo He’s responsible for being thereo People aren’t responsible for its placement- Taking risks doesn’t appoint you to


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