My Suggestions for Ways to See Ourselves: Applications of My Concept of a Person
Bourgeois (Warren)
Source: Bourgeois - Persons: What Philosophers Say about You, 2003, Chapter 17
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Contents

  1. Fairness and a social contract
    • 1.1 A metaphor for the original position
  2. Objections to the use of social contract theory
    • 2.1 Ablism
    • 2.2 Gambling
    • 2.3 Sexism
    • 2.4 Insidious individualism and impartiality
    • 2.5 Three feminist objections
  3. Allocation of scarce medical resources
    • 3.1 Beyond consequentialism
    • 3.2 Beyond meritocracy and egalitarianism
  4. Informed consent and access to information
    • 4.1 Paternalism
  5. Moral Limits on research and experimentation
    • 5.1 Non-human subjects of research
  6. Euthanasia
    • 6.1 Voluntary euthanasia
    • 6.2 Non-voluntary euthanasia
    • 6.3 Involuntary euthanasia
  7. Abortion1 and infanticide
    • 7.1 Potential
    • 7.2 Future interests
  8. Genetics and human reproduction
    • 8.1 Selective abortion2
    • 8.2 Population control
    • 8.3 Genetic engineering
    • 8.4 Surrogate motherhood
  9. Foreign Aid
  10. Future people
  11. Respect for persons
    • 11.1 Feminism
    • 11.2 Racism
    • 11.3 Slavery and prostitution
    • 11.4 Civil liberties
  12. Moral relativism
    • 12.1 Objective rights
  13. Human rights as opposed to rights of persons
    • 13.1 Potential
    • 13.2 Sympathy
  14. So what should we do?

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