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Review Of Sherry F. Colb And Michael C. Dorf Beating Hearts: Abortion And Animal Rights, Nathan M. Nobis Dec 2015

Review Of Sherry F. Colb And Michael C. Dorf Beating Hearts: Abortion And Animal Rights, Nathan M. Nobis

Nathan M. Nobis, Ph.D.


In this book[1], law professors Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf argue that:
  1. many non-human animals, at least vertebrates, are morally considerable and prima facie wrong to harm because they are sentient, i.e., conscious and capable of experiencing pains and pleasures;
  2. most aborted human fetuses are not sentient -- their brains and nervous systems are not yet developed enough for sentience -- and so the motivating moral concern for animals doesn't apply to most abortions[2];
  3. later abortions affecting sentient fetuses, while rare, raise serious moral concerns, but these abortions -- like all abortions -- invariably involve the interests and ...


Negotiating Deliberative Ideals In Theory And Practice: A Case Study In Hybrid Design, Ann Mongoven, Danielle L. Lake, Jodyn Platt, Sharon Kardia Dec 2015

Negotiating Deliberative Ideals In Theory And Practice: A Case Study In Hybrid Design, Ann Mongoven, Danielle L. Lake, Jodyn Platt, Sharon Kardia

Danielle L Lake

Much literature on deliberation is derived from ideal theory. However, deliberations are inevitably nonideal
in two ways: (1) many deliberative ideals are in tension with each other; and 2) intended balancing
of ideals cannot be attained perfectly amidst the messiness of real-world recruitment and conversation.
This essay explores both kinds of non-ideality in respect to a case study: the 2011 community
deliberative processes on a state public health “biobank,” the Michigan BioTrust for Health. We follow
two recommendations from major contemporary theorists of deliberation: to be transparent about how
competing deliberative goals are negotiated in deliberative design; and to publicize ...