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1995 ii DEDICATION Questa dissertazione e dedicata a mia Madre e a mio Padre in ringraziamento per il loro costante incoraggiamento, aaetto e ducia. Senza il loro aiuto, questa tesi non esisterebbe. (I dedicate this dissertation, to my Mother and Father as a small sign of gratitude for their constant encouragement, love and conndence.
In most parts of the world, research on the human embryo is subject to tight controls. In the United Kingdom it is restricted by means of both a fourteen-day time limit and the permitted purposes of the research. One of the ways in which the argument for these restrictions has been put is in terms of respect. That is, the human embryo is said to be the kind… (More)
When one thinks about the ethics of abortion, one inevitably thinks about rights, since it is in terms of the concept of rights that much of the debate has been conducted. This is true of overtly feminist as well as non-feminist accounts. Indeed, some early feminist writers--Judith Jarvis Thomson and Mary Ann Warren, for example--employ a model of rights… (More)