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Healthy RespectEthics in Health Care$
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R. S. Downie, K. C. Calman, Ruth A. K. Schröck, and Malcolm Macnaughton

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780192624086

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.001.0001

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Arguments

Arguments

Chapter:
(p.118) Chapter 9 ARGUMENTS
Source:
Healthy Respect
Author(s):

R. S. Downie

K. C. Calman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.003.0010

Moral arguments are common in health care ethics. The structure of moral argument is outlined and examples provided of good and fallacious types of argument. This chapter discusses some common moves in argument, such as ‘double effect’, ‘equivocation’, ‘slippery slope’, ‘question begging’, lies, and excuses.

Keywords:   arguments, fallacies, slippery slope, double effect, lies, excuses

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