Hursthouse, of the moral status of the human foetus
Topic: Hursthouse, of the moral status of the human foetus
Select one of the four views, examined by Hursthouse, of the moral status of the human foetus, and critically examine one of the most important arguments for or against that view.
Further explanation of this task:
You can select any one of the four views. It may be the view you think most correct; it may be the view you think least correct; it may be something in between. You need to identify what you take to be one of the most important arguments either for or against that view. (It might, for instance, be an argument which is better than arguments for the other views. It might be an argument which shows why this view is unacceptable. It might be a plausible and commonly held argument, which is why it is important, but one that turns out to be a bad argument. And there are other possibilities.) You should briefly say something to explain why you’re concentrating upon that argument. Then – and this will be the meat of your essay – you should spell out the argument and then critically evaluate it as clearly as possible, using your own words as much as possible. In spelling out the argument you are showing exactly what the argument is; in critically evaluating it you are showing, in detail, whether it is good or bad.