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dc.contributor.advisorEnos, Richard Leo
dc.contributor.authorBellinger, Charles K.,1962-en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:48:48Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:48:48Z
dc.date.created2013en_US
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifierUMI thesisen_US
dc.identifieretd-12192013-133929en_US
dc.identifierumi-10461en_US
dc.identifiercat-002099850en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4444
dc.description.abstractThe abortion debate in the United States today is considered, with a particular focus on the use of rights language. The methodology of interpretation is dimensional anthropology rhetorical criticism, an approach developed by the author, which focuses on nature, divine transcendence, society, and individuality as the key dimensions within which rhetorical arguments are made regarding abortion. The first part of the thesis demonstrates that the use of rights language in the abortion debate (and in Western culture more generally) is in disarray. The second part of the thesis argues that: (1) rights language is always rhetorical, (2) dimensional anthropology enables us to understand better why different people use rights language in the way that they do, (3) Rene Girard?s account of the historical roots of rights language in the West is important to consider, (4) the pro-choice position can be criticized from the pro-life perspective as a failure to maintain balance within the dimensions.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.titleAbortion and rights languageen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of English
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.collegeAddRan College of Liberal Arts
local.departmentEnglish
local.academicunitDepartment of English
dc.type.genreThesis
local.subjectareaEnglish
etd.degree.nameMaster of Arts


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