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International Philosophical Quarterly

Volume 51, Issue 4, December 2011

Philip E. Devine
Pages 429-436
DOI: 10.5840/ipq201151446

Against Superkitten Ethics

I here criticize the use of science-fiction examples in ethics, chiefly, though not solely, by defenders of abortion. We have no reliable intuitions concerning such examples—certainly nothing strong enough to set against the strong intuition that infanticide is virtually always wrong.