Animalism, Abortion, and a Future Like Ours

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Marquis’ future-like-ours argument against the morality of abortion assumes animalism—a family of theories according to which we are animals. Such an assumption is theoretically useful for various reasons, e.g., because it provides the theoretical underpinning for a reply to the contraception-abstinence objection. However, the connection between the future-like-ours argument and one popular version of animalism can prove lethal to the former, or so I argue in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-332
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Ethics
Issue number3
Early online date29 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019


  • Abortion
  • Identity
  • Personal Ontology
  • Future-like-ours Arguments
  • Personal identity
  • Biological Individuality
  • Metaphysics
  • Applied Ethics
  • Future-like-ours argument
  • Biological individuality
  • Animalism
  • Personal ontology


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