Monday, June 29, 2020

Videos on Ethics and Abortion

Many people like watching video presentations and so here are some Youtube videos.

First, a 5-minute video presentation of my 1000-Word Philosophy article that gives an overview of arguments about abortion:


Second, videos that review a PowerPoint presentation on arguments about abortion that was developed for teaching purposes; those slides are below. This is basically a non-argumentative version of much of the discussion of Thinking Critically About Abortion

Introduction and Defining Abortion:

Question-Begging Arguments about Abortion

Common, "Everyday" Arguments about Abortion:

Arguments that Abortion is Prima Facie Wrong:

Arguments that Abortion is Prima Facie Permissible and Conclusions:

Much of this discussion involves stating arguments in what's called logically valid for, as syllogisms. Here's a video on how to do that:

PowerPoint slides:


These slides in PDF.

All other blog posts are available here: here are some of them:

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