Aborting Aristotle

Aborting Aristotle : Examining the Fatal Fallacies in the Abortion Debate

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"Each year 44 million babies are killed from intentional abortion around the world. 1.29 million babies are aborted right here in the United States. These are not just merely cold statistics: These are human beings . . . real babies. Sterrett reveals theunreasonableness of abortion and argues against abortion even in the difficult circumstances. In the ancient world, infanticide was defended by Plato and Aristotle. Christians who believed in the sacredness of human life stopped infanticide and intellectually argued against the practice. Peter Singer, professor of ethics at Princeton, hopes the time has come for atheists to reassess the morality of infanticide "without assuming the Christian moral framework that has, for so long, prevented any fundamental reassessment" [Peter Singer, Practical Ethics (Cambridge University Press, UK; 1993), 173.] Dave Sterrett takes on Peter Singer, along with other scholarly defenders of abortion, including David Boonin, Michael Tooley, and Judith Jarvis Thomson. Although he is against Aristotle's teaching in favor of abortion, Sterrett argues that Aristotle had much good in his metaphysical and logical teachings that Western education has forgotten"--show more

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  • Hardback | 120 pages
  • 142 x 218 x 18mm | 788g
  • St. Augustine's Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1587310031
  • 9781587310034
  • 1,864,555

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