Below you will find several arguments that rely on an analogy. Identify the two analogues—that is, the two things compared by the analogy and the relevant property underlying the comparison. Below the argument is a suggested criticism of reply. Does the r

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Below you will find several arguments that rely on an analogy. Identify the two analogues—that is, the two things compared by the analogy and the relevant property underlying the comparison. Below the argument is a suggested criticism of reply. Does the reply point to an important weakness in the analogy? Why or why not? Is there a weakness in the analogy beyond the reply given? Marijuana is as much a gift from the earth as lettuce is. Therefore, because it is not wrong to enjoy lettuce, it is not wrong to enjoy marijuana. Reply: Marijuana is usually smoked, but lettuce is eaten. Surrogate motherhood is slave owning, for both slave owning and surrogate motherhood involve the buying and selling of human beings. (The only difference is that, in the case of surrogate motherhood, the only human beings bought and sold are babies). And yet, everyone agrees that slave owning is immoral. Therefore, we may conclude that surrogate motherhood is immoral too. Reply: Surrogate mothers do not sell their babies. Rather, surrogate mothers “rent” the use of their own reproductive capacities

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