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Devine – – Philosophy 58 An organism has a right to life only if it possesses the concept of a self as amd continuing subject of experiences and other mental states, and believes that it is itself such a continuing entity.

What properties must an organism possess in order to be a person i. This is a purely factual question. These situations suggest the following qualification: If this is correct, then I do not now have a desire to live.

Sign in Create an account. The SCR specifies a necessary condition for personhood. Find it on Scholar. The conclusion of this argument is the SCR.

Jeff McMahan – – Utilitas 19 2: Tooley wants to qualify the claim to accommodate three kinds of situations which might suggest it is false. Philosophy and Public Affairs 2 1: Heberlein – – American Journal of Bioethics 7 1: But is this claim plausible?


Lack of desire due to brainwashing or indoctrination. That is, if an organism satisfies the SCR, does it follow that the organism is a person? Sign in to use this feature. So our treatment of many animals may be morally indefensible; we may be murdering innocent persons.

Is satisfaction of the SCR a sufficient condition for personhood?

A comment on Tooley’s Abortion and Infanticide.

No keywords specified fix inafnticide. It is clear that fetuses do not satisfy the SCR and, hence, do not have a right to life. He denies that the fetus is a person.

The former is a descriptive term; the latter is a moral term. Xiaofei Liu rooley – Utilitas 24 1: A Defence of the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing. It is less clear at what point infants satisfy the SCR. 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. A Comment on Tooley’s Abortion and Infanticide.

The rough idea here is just this: For example, suppose that I have become temporarily unconscious. Is this claim plausible? Added to Fooley index Total downloads 1, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 35 ttooley, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? He holds that fetuses and infants fail to meet the SCR. Abortion in Applied Ethics. Tooley argues that these alternative proposals are implausible.


Paul Langham – – Southern Journal of Philosophy 17 4: Michael Tooley University of Colorado, Boulder. If an organism does not satisfy the SCR, it is not a person.

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Assume that A and B do not have any other consequences, and that E is the only morally significant outcome of process C. Philip Lnfanticide – – International Philosophical Quarterly 25 4: But we would still want to say that I have a right to life.

A key step in this argument is premise 3the claim that one has a right to X only if one desires X. Request removal from index. A common argument against abortion: If an organism potentially possesses P, then the organism has a right to life now.

Clarendon Press,Pp. Call this property P.