Anne Warren Essays

  • The Constitutional Issue of Abortion

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    killing a child. The "pro-choice" perspective holds this is not the case. A fetus is not yet a baby. It does not posses the criteria derived from our understanding of living human beings. In a notable defense of this position, philosopher Mary Anne Warren has proposed the following criteria for "person-hood": 1) consciousness (of objects and events external and or internal to the being), and in particular the capacity to feel pain. 2) reasoning (the developed capacity to solve new and relatively

  • Mary Anne Warren Abortion Summary

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    In the essay, “On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion” Mary Anne Warren provides an argument for the permissibility of abortions at any stage of a woman’s pregnancy. In the argument, Warren firstly states that the potential to become a human is not the same as being a human, and therefore is not deserving of the same rights. Warren then asserts that to be a human, a person must possess the following characteristics or traits: consciousness, self motivated activity, reasoning, awareness of oneself

  • Mary Anne Warren Abortion Summary

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    The topic of abortion will continue to be a controversial issue, which will always cause an ongoing debate. In this paper, I will refute Mary Anne Warren’s argument on the idea that fetuses don’t have full moral status because they are not classified as people, which she claims makes abortion morally permissible. Mary-Anne Warren states in her article “On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion” that there are two senses of “Human” one in moral sense, which is a human who is a complete member

  • Mary Anne Warren: The Morality Of Abortion

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    Morality of Abortion Mary Anne Warren argues that abortion is morally permissible because a fetus is not a person and so does not receive the rights a person would normally receive. She argues this by saying that a fetus is not a person because it does not meet the criteria of personhood and while it may have the potential to meet the criteria, that potential does not mean it has rights. In her conclusion she states that a fetus is not a person and therefore does not have the right to life and that

  • Mary Anne Warren Abortion Summary

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    In her essay, On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion, Mary Anne Warren argues that abortion is always permissible and invades the conservative argument that is based on a vague use of the term human being arguing that the word has both a biological and moral sense. What is important in this article is her argument of the moral sense, which assumes that the unborn do not possess particular characteristics such as consciousness and reasoning and therefore are not human beings. Under the presumption

  • Mary Anne Warren Defense Of Abortion

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    Mary Anne Warren and others argue for a liberal position on the abortion debate. A liberal view of abortion is roughly thought of as an idea that abortions should be able to be terminated at any stage in the pregnancy. In this paper, I will argue a defense of abortion, or a liberal view of abortion, using utilitarianism. I will then respond to a counterargument about the moral worth of the fetus. I will respond to this objection by looking at a strong argument by Marquis. Finally, I’ll conclude that

  • Mary Anne Warren And Animal Rights

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    3. Animal Rights Many philosophers including Tom Regan and Mary Anne Warren disagree with Carl Cohen and say that animals do have rights. According to Warren’s weak animal rights position, morality and reason are maximized where no sentient creatures cane be killed without good reason. Tom Regan’s strong animal rights policy is comparatively unreasonable because it advocates for halting all killing because every sentient being has value. Prior to coming to the conclusion that animals do have rights

  • Mary Anne Warren Abortion Analysis

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    Abortion is a highly debated topic that has caused much conflict in the last 100 years or so, with ethical issues being at the forefront of the conflict. Mary Anne Warren is a prominent voice in this debate and has strong views about the ethicality of abortion. Her main argument in this regard is multi-faceted, she believes that if a fetus has a right to life then it is either because the fetus is a person, is like a person, or they have the potential to be a person. She thinks that fetuses are not

  • Gendercide and its Cultural Components by Mary Anne Warren

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    originated in the mid 1980’s by Mary Anne Warren where she referred to it as “the deliberate extermination of persons of a particular sex” (as cited by Jones, 2006). The main focus during her early work on gendercide was women and girls. She also focus on infanticide of female fetuses; in other words, the sex-selection that happens in certain cultures around the world. She did not dismiss the idea that victims of such discriminating murders could be males too. This is why Warren rejected the term gynocide

  • Her Property Mary Anne Warren Analysis

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    Mary Anne Warren rejects the claim, that the mother’s body is her property and that therefore she may expel any intruder from it, when she gives an example that ownership of property does not justify anyone killing innocent beings found on her property. Even more, the owner of the property is actually found responsible for those whom are found hurt on her property. Warren goes even further and states that “it is probably inappropriate to describe a woman’s body as her property since it seems natural

  • Perspective of Mary Anne Warren on Keeping Abortion Legal

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    Perspective of Mary Anne Warren on Keeping Abortion Legal Works Cited Missing Mary Anne Warren is one of the top advocates for keeping abortion legal without any restrictions on it. She states that the morality of abortion is dependent on the moral status of the baby, not simply on the rights of the mother. She criticizes those who defend abortion as the right to control one's body: "it is at best a rather feeble argument for the permissibility of abortion. Mere ownership does not give me the

  • A Critique of On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion, by Mary Anne Warren

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    “On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion” by Mary Anne Warren is an in depth analysis of what, in Warren’s opinion, it is exactly that defines a person and human being, the moral community, fetal development and the right to life, potential personhood and the right to life, and infanticide. Warren believes that emotion and morality should be entirely separate, and that abortion should be legal for all women, as denial would be stripping women of basic human rights, the rights that a woman holds

  • Mary Warren

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    Mary Warren is an important character in Arthur Miller’s play, THE CRUCIBLE. Much of the action in Act III revolves around Mary’s testimony in court. She is a kind and basically honest girl who tries to do the right thing, saving her friends from harm. However, throughout Acts I and II, Mary is a follower who allows Abigail Williams to negatively influence her good judgment. To make matters worse, Mary is terrified of Abigail’s threats. Because of her weak will, the reader isn’t certain if Mary will

  • Anne Robert Jaques Turgot and His Relevance to the French Revolution

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    Introduction Anne Robert Jaques Turgot, baron l' Aulne, was born in Paris on May 10, 1727 to a noble French family of Normandy. Following in the footsteps of his ancestors, who had furnished the state with numerous public officials, Turgot would achieve public renown as Intendent of Limoges and later as Controller General of all France. Although Turgot ended his public career in unfortunate circumstances, being dismissed by Louis XVI for ineffectiveness, his political theories became a major influence

  • Use of Foreshadowing in Anne Radcliffe's The Italian

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    Use of Foreshadowing in The Italian Anne Radcliffe incorporates many aspects of the Gothic into her novel, The Italian. In this book, one can find an exciting exploration of an exotic culture, a history of family secrets, subtle hints at supernatural forces at work, and Gothic architecture in both ruins and in the Inquisition prison. However, perhaps the most prominent feature of the Gothic used in this novel is the element of suspense. Radcliffe creates suspense in The Italian through a chain

  • The Friday Everything Changed by Anne Hart

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    The Friday Everything Changed by Anne Hart The Friday Everything Changed” written by Anne Hart describes how a simple question challenges the unspoken rule, the tradition and in the process, bringing people closer together. We are introduced to Alma Niles, a girl who is well-liked among her peers. She was the one who triggered this exciting revolution. Joined by many other girls such as Minnie Halliday and Doris Pomeroy. These girls rose against tradition and decided to defy the rule: That

  • Anne Spencer

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    The Atypical Woman in a Typical World Do many people know who Anne Spencer is? Probably not. Anne Spencer was a Harlem Renaissance poet who actually lived in Lynchburg, Virginia. She immensely enjoyed working in her garden and spending time in Edankraal, a small cottage in her garden where she wrote most of her poetry. Though Anne was a hard worker, she definitely was not a typical woman of the early 20th century. Anne and her husband, Edward, did many things that were not typical during the early

  • Medieval Morality Plays

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    above, were most popular and most widely present in medieval times. They were also found in the early times of the renaissance, but in those times they were aimed more for entertainment rather than their original purpose of teaching and informing. (Warren 2). Location wise, most morality plays were written by French and English playwrights, but they can be found throughout Europe at that time. (1). An early predecessor of the morality plays were the mystery and miracle plays of the earlier medieval

  • Examination of The History of the Ojibway People by William W. Warren

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    Examination of “The History of the Ojibway People” by William W. Warren The goal of this paper is to provide an examination of the book “The History of the Ojibway People” by William W. Warren as well as express some of what I learned about the book, the author and the Ojibway people. William W. Warren, born of a white father and Ojibway mother, used his fluent familiarity with the Ojibway language and his tremendous popularity with both whites and Indians to document the traditions and oral statements

  • Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Warren Smith

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    Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Warren Smith Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Warren Smith are two of the character is in the book Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Clarissa Dalloway and Septimus Warren Smith are unhappy with their lives. Although, Clarissa and Septimus are both unhappy the basis for their unhappiness stems from different reasons and/or events that have happened in their lives. But the both fear the can not feel as others feel. Clarissa Dalloway, a middle aged upper class woman, is