Not Just Damaged Goods: Higher-Order Capacities and the Argument from Marginal Cases

  • Russell DiSilvestroEmail author
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 108)


If the arguments of  Chapter 2 and  Chapter 3 are sound, then even the most “marginal” human organisms still have the typical human capacities that are sufficient to generate serious moral status. But this makes my position vulnerable to a version of the “Argument From Marginal Cases” (AMC).


Thought Experiment Natural Kind Moral Status Human Organism Modal Boundary 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyCalifornia State University, SacramentoSacramentoUSA

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