Abortion and the Ways We Value Human Life

The book is written in straightforward, jargon-free language that makes it accessible to college students at all levels and to the educated lay reader as well.

Author: Jeffrey H. Reiman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847692086

Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

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In Abortion and the Ways We Value Human Life, Jeffrey Reiman argues that an overlooked clue to the solution of the moral problem of abortion lies in the unusual way in which we value the lives of individual human beings-namely, that we value them irreplaceably. We think it is not only wrong to kill an innocent child or adult, but that it would not be made right by replacing the dead one with another living one, or even several. Reiman argues that there are only a limited number of facts that could justify such valuing, with the result that human children and adults have the fullest right to protection of their lives, infants have a lesser but substantial right to such protection, and fetuses do not qualify at all. Leading up to this argument, Reiman presents a survey of Western attitudes and laws about abortion from Hammurabi's Code to Roe v. Wade, and a critical analysis of all the major philosophical arguments on the issue, pro and con. The book is written in straightforward, jargon-free language that makes it accessible to college students at all levels and to the educated lay reader as well.

Abortion from the Religious and Moral Perspective

Abortion and the Ways We Value Human Life . Lanham . Md .: Rowman & Littlefield . 1999 . The author builds the argument that we value human life asymmetrically . that is , we believe that the killing of one human being cannot be compen- ...

Author: George F. Johnston

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313314020

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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For approximately three decades, the abortion debate has polarized America. This comprehensive volume includes bibliographic citations that address the moral and religious aspects of abortion. It covers such topics as the various arguments both for and against abortion, the status of the fetus, and overviews of several religions' stances on abortion. Citations also include references on how Christianity has influenced abortion politics and law, discussions of Operation Rescue, and official statements on abortion by religious organizations.

Critical Moral Liberalism

8 Abortion , Infanticide , and the Asymmetric Value of Human Life Why ... has it been imagined that to die is an ... a clue that has been largely overlooked in the abortion debate , namely , that the way we normally value human life is ...

Author: Jeffrey H. Reiman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847683141

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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In this important book, Jeffrey Reiman responds to recent assaults on liberal theory by proposing a 'critical moral liberalism.' It is liberal in maintaining the emphasis of classical liberalism on individual freedom, moral in adhering to a distinctive vision of the good life rather than professing neutrality, and critical in taking seriously the objection-raised by feminists and Marxists, among others-that liberal theories often serve as ideological cover for oppression of one group by others. Critical moral liberalism has a conception of ideology, and resources for testing the suspicion that arrangements that look free are really oppressive. Reiman sets forth the basic arguments for the liberal moral obligation to maximize people's ability to govern their own lives, and for the conception of the good life that goes with this. He considers and answers objections to the liberal project, and defends liberal conceptions of privacy, moral virtue, economic justice, and Constitutional interpretation. Reiman then takes up specific policy issues, among them abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, moral education, capital punishment, and threats to privacy from modern information technology. Critical Moral Liberalism will be of interest to scholars and students of ethics, social and political philosophy, political theory, and public policy.

Contemporary Moral Issues

Jeffrey Reiman's Abortion and the Ways We Value Human Life (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999) argues that the foundation of opposition to abortion is to be found in the way in which we value human lives “irreplaceably;” he provides ...

Author: Lawrence M. Hinman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315509921

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

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Contemporary Moral Issues is an anthology that provides a selection of readings on contemporary social issues revolving around three general themes: Matters of Life and Death, Matters of Equality and Diversity, and Expanding the Circle, which includes duties beyond borders, living together with animals, and environmental ethics. The text contains a number of distinctive, high-profile readings and powerful narratives, including Jonathan Foer's "Eating Animals," Eva Feder Kittay's "On the Ethics of Selective Abortion for Disability," and Susan M. Wolf's "Confronting Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: My Father's Death." Each set of readings is accompanied by an extensive introduction, a bibliographical essay, pre-reading questions, and discussion questions.

Under God

See Jeffrey Reiman , Abortion and the Ways We Value Human Life ( Lanham , Md .: Rowman and Littlefield , 1999 ) , at 10-11 . 32. Lee , Abortion and Unborn Human Life , at 2-3 . 33. Peter Steinfels , " The Search for an Alternative ...

Author: Michael J. Perry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521532175

Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

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The proper role of religious faith in the public life of a liberal democracy is one of the most important and controversial issues in the United States today. Since the publication in 1991 of his book Love and Power, Michael J. Perry's important writings on this issue have been among the most insightful. In this new book, Perry argues that political reliance on religious faith violates neither the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution nor, more broadly, the morality of liberal democracy. Nonetheless, Perry argues, religious believers sometimes have good reasons to be wary about relying on religious beliefs in making political decisions. Along the way, Perry thoughtfully addresses three subjects at the center of fierce contemporary political debate: school vouchers, same-sex marriage, and abortion.

Contemporary Debates in Bioethics

Abortion and the ways we value human life. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Ryder, R. (2005). All beings that feel pain deserve human rights: Equality of the species is the logical conclusion of postDarwin morality. The Guardian.

Author: Arthur L. Caplan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444337143

Category: Medical

Page: 538

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A unique guide to the design and implementation of simulation software This book offers a concise introduction to the art of building simulation software, collecting the most important concepts and algorithms in one place. Written for both individuals new to the field of modeling and simulation as well as experienced practitioners, this guide explains the design and implementation of simulation software used in the engineering of large systems while presenting the relevant mathematical elements, concept discussions, and code development. The book approaches the topic from the perspective of Zeigler’s theory of modeling and simulation, introducing the theory’s fundamental concepts and showing how to apply them to engineering problems. Readers will learn five necessary skills for building simulations of complicated systems: Working with fundamental abstractions for simulating dynamic systems Developing basic simulation algorithms for continuous and discrete event models Combining continuous and discrete event simulations into a coherent whole Applying strategies for testing a simulation Understanding the theoretical foundations of the modeling constructs and simulation algorithms The central chapters of the book introduce, explain, and demonstrate the elements of the theory that are most important for building simulation tools. They are bracketed by applications to robotics, control and communications, and electric power systems; these comprehensive examples clearly illustrate how the concepts and algorithms are put to use. Readers will explore the design of object-oriented simulation programs, simulation using multi-core processors, and the integration of simulators into larger software systems. The focus on software makes this book particularly useful for computer science and computer engineering courses in simulation that focus on building simulators. It is indispensable reading for undergraduate and graduate students studying modeling and simulation, as well as for practicing scientists and engineers involved in the development of simulation tools.

The Pro life choice Debate

Already the issue of abortion is indelibly imprinted on the minds of many . Susan Estrich , former President Bill ... Jeffrey Rieman , Abortion and the Ways We Value Human Life ( New York : Roman & Littlefield , 1999 ) , 24 . 10.

Author: Mark Y. Herring

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313317100

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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Herring examines the issue from the debate's origin to its current state and expected future. Narrative chapters include discussions of the pro and con arguments associated with abortion, featuring quotes from doctors, politicians, religious figures, and ordinary people.

Life and Death Decisions

The Quest for Morality and Justice in Human Societies Sheldon Ekland-Olson ... This and following quotes come from: Jeffrey H. Reiman, Abortion and the Ways We Value Human Life (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999), 108. 81.

Author: Sheldon Ekland-Olson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317611981

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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Issues of Life and Death such as abortion, assisted suicide, capital punishment and others are among the most contentious in many societies. Whose rights are protected? How do these rights and protections change over time and who makes those decisions? Based on the author’s award-winning and hugely popular undergraduate course at the University of Texas, this book explores these questions and the fundamentally sociological processes which underlie the quest for morality and justice in human societies. The Author’s goal is not to advocate any particular moral "high ground" but to shed light on the social movements and social processes which are at the root of these seemingly personal moral questions. Under 200 printed pages, this slim paperback is priced and sized to be easily assigned in a variety of undergraduate courses that touch on the social bases underlying these contested and contentious issues.

The Abolition of Christianity

21, at 10 at at 11 http://womensenews.org/2004/10/latetermabortionsavedthesewomenslives/ (accessed July 29, 2016). ... Abortion and the Ways We Value Human Life (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littleeld, 1999), 17; Michael J. Gorman, ...

Author: Mark Walia

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781638859819

Category: Religion

Page: 374

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Thanks to a wave of militant secularism now sweeping across America and the entire Western World, Traditional Christianity stands on the verge of destruction. Secularism has already triumphed on multiple fronts, be it abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, or the "right" to sexual freedom, and aspires to further revolutionary changes, including elimination of marriage, the family, and gender itself. That is the provocative message set forth in Mark Walia's The Abolition of Christianity. Tailor-made for people of faith seeking to understand exactly why our culture has become so hostile towards Christian principles, this lively book will also appeal to anyone who enjoys controversial material on religion and politics.

Worshipping the State

Dowbiggin adds, significantly, “this doctrine about the equal value of all human lives would reign largely unchallenged until the eighteenth-century ... Abortion and the Ways We Value Human Life (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998).

Author: Benjamin Wiker

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9781621570295

Category: Political Science

Page: 386

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Outlining a simple, step-by-step strategy for disestablishing the state church of secularism, Wiker shows the full historical sweep of the war to those on the Christian side of the cultural battle--and as a consequence of this far more complete vantage, how to win it.