Table of Contents

I ; 1. Phenomenology and Human Emergence ; 2. Encounters Idealised ; 3. Context Neglected.
II ; 4. Grounds for Recognition ; 5. Justifications of Force.
III ; 6. An Alternative Basis for Human Rights. Many declare the debate about abortion to be hopelessly polarised, between conservatives and liberals, between forces religious and secular. In this book Mumford upends this received wisdom and challenges consensus, arguing that many dominant attitudes and argument fail to take into account the particular way human beings 'emerge' in the world.