Abortion as a topic for bioethocal discourse

Vol. 22 Iss. 2 pp. 118124 | St. Petersburg State Institute of Psychology and Social Work | ISSN: 1993-8101


One can speak on the topic of abortion from the viewpoint of different scientific disciplines. This article contains the bioethical discourse. The author compares two philosophical approaches to the subject: the ontological approach and the phenomenological approach. The ontological approach places interests of the embryo above those of the pregnant woman, while the phenomenological approach places it vice versa. The author defends the position of the phenomenological approach.


Biological reality, the moral status of the embryo, a descriptive understanding of the personality, the normative understanding of the personality, ethics of the utilitarianism, philosophy of the process, ontological approach, phenomenological approach


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