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Sumner on Abortion: Moral Theory and Moral Standing: A Reply to Woods and Soles

  • L. W. Sumner (a1)

I am grateful to John Woods and David Soles for the careful attention they have given to some of the central arguments of Abortion and Moral Theory, though I wish that they had revealed fewer respects in which those arguments were seriously underdeveloped. In what follows I will try to supply some (though not all) of the needed further development. I address the main points at issue in what I conceive to be their order of ascending importance.

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1 Sumner L. W., Abortion and Moral Theory (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981), 39.

2 See Woods John, Engineered Death: Abortion, Suicide, Euthanasia and Senecide (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1978), chap. 9.

3 In Section 12.

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Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review / Revue canadienne de philosophie
  • ISSN: 0012-2173
  • EISSN: 1759-0949
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