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Starting a New Conversation

Through his new book A Critical Introduction to the Ethics of Abortion: Understanding the Moral Arguments


Philosopher, professor, and the author of A Critical Introduction of the Ethics of Abortion: Understanding the Moral Arguments

Meet the Author, Dr. Bernie Cantens

Dr. Bernie Cantens is a Philosophy Professor and the Executive Vice President and Provost at Sul Ross State University. He was a past Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and is the recipient of numerous NEH Grants in support of his research. One area of Dr. Cantens' investigations and research has been bioethics and medical ethical issues. He has recently published A Critical Introduction to the Ethics of Abortion: Understanding the Moral Arguments with Bloomsbury Publishers. The book provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the most influential and contemporary moral arguments on the ethics of abortion.

Here are what reviewers have been saying about the book:

"This – in my humble view – is one of the best books I have ever read on the issue of abortion. I have a lifelong interest in this debate, being involved in many Belgian debates on the legislation of abortion (cf. the refusal of the Belgian King Boudewijn to sign the law in 1990). My appreciation goes essentially to the didactic outline: every chapter finishes with study questions. Being retired now and no longer involved in teaching, I°regret not to have had this book in my hands earlier. The author also offers insight into the ethical theories and models that provide a background framework for all those who have developed viewpoints in this matter."A timely, balanced, and comprehensive examination of the abortion controversy. ....You do not have to agree with the personal ethical viewpoints and arguments of the author to be impressed by this work"

          -Paul Schotsmans KU Leuven

"This book is a refreshing teaching resource, bringing rigour and nuance to an often stale and gratuitously-polarised debate."

Paul Schotsmans KU Leuven

" [Cantens] equips them [the readers] in the basics of logic and normative ethics, empowering them to be active, critical participants in adjudicating the major arguments with an eye to their social context.

Dr. Cantens is working on his second book, Abortion: Arguments from Potentiality.  Dr. Cantens wants to start a new conversation on the ethics of abortion. Let's get engaged in the dialogue! Contact him today.

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