To What Do We Have Moral Obligations and Why? I
BMJ (British Medical Journal). 1985 Jun 1; 290(6482): 1646-1647.
In one of a series of articles on philosophical medical ethics, Gillon examines the nature of moral obligations entailed in the claim that all innocent human beings have a fundamental right to life. He considers four moral positions offered as justifications for distinguishing morally among different sorts of beings. The first position is the Benthamite claim that humans and other sentient creatures are morally equivalent, with moral importance attaching only to the need to avoid suffering and promote pleasure; the second is that membership in the species
Beginning of Life; Bioethics; Ethical Theory; Ethics; Fetuses; Human Characteristics; Human Rights; Killing; Life; Medical Ethics; Moral Obligations; Moral Policy; Nature; Personhood; Philosophy; Religious Ethics; Rights; Roman Catholic Ethics; Right to Life; Speciesism; Suffering; Utilitarianism; Value of Life; Viability;
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Gillon, Raanan (1985-06-08)Following up on his 1 June 1985 article on moral obligations to living human beings versus other sentient beings, Gillon focuses on arguments for and against prohuman "speciesism," the claim that "viability" is a justifiable ...