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Published: 15 January 2009

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780195308952

Bookseller Code (AE)


Three Perspectives

Michael Tooley, Celia Wolf-Devine, Philip E Devine, and Alison M Jaggar


  • The newest addition to the Point/Counterpoint Series, Abortion: Three Perspectives presents a debate between four noted philosophers who develop their ideas in-depth and respond to one another. Michael Tooley argues the "Liberal" pro-choice approach; Philip E. Devine and Celia Wolf-Devine argue the "Communitarian" pro-life approach; and Alison M. Jaggar argues the "gender justice" approach. As philosophers, the authors have special skills in critical analysis and thinking systematically about values. Because they do not rely on religious authority, their arguments address all citizens regardless of their religious beliefs.
  • A well-informed, up-to-date, accessible discussion
  • Written by four noted philosophers
  • Provides arguments without religious affiliation
  • Examines the heated debate between pro-life and pro-choice viewpoints
  • Explores abortion's role in political philosophy and social justice
  • Provides a model of dialogue among those who strongly disagree
  • Draws examples from real life, employs logic, philosophy, and empirical data, and addresses views of abortion from across other disciplines
  • Helps students to develop philosophical reasoning and critical thinking skills
  • Pedagogy:
  • Preface features questions for reflection
  • With explanatory notes and references

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