Metaphysics and the morality of abortion
Conee (Earl)
Source: Mind, Volume 108, Number 432, October 1999 , pp. 619-646(28)
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    Conclusions about the morality of abortion1 have been thought to receive some support from metaphysical doctrines about persons. The paper studies four instances in which philosophers have sought to draw such morals from metaphysics. It argues that in each instance the metaphysics makes no moral difference, and the manner of failure seems indicative of a general epistemic irrelevance of metaphysics to the moral issue.

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