Title

Should I Let My Zombie-Wife Eat My Brains?: Navigating a Messy Moral Question

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

The Midwest Quarterly

ISSN

0026-3451‎

Volume

57

Issue

4

First Page

402

410

Publication Date

Summer 2016

Abstract

Moral standing refers to the determination of those who are to be protected by moral norms and practices. Reflecting on the zombie films, McBain examines whether it is morally acceptable to kill a zombie given the degree to which the zombie has moral standing. Among other things, he describes the characteristics of a moral patient.