Free essay: a defense of abortion author(s): judith jarvis thomson source: philosophy and public affairs, vol 1, no 1 (autumn, 1971), pp 47-66 published. View notes - judith jarvis thomson from phil 140 at maryland judith jarvis thomson: a defense of abortion i thomson's project thomson grants for the sake of argument the premise that a fetus is a. Does judith jarvis thomson really grant the pro-life view of fetal personhood in her defense of abortion a rawlsian assessment francis j beckwith. The yale law journal company, inc the trolley problem author(s): judith jarvis thomson source: the yale law journal, vol 94, no 6 (may, 1985), pp 1395-1415.
Judith jarvis thomson on abortion in this article, thomson uses the phrase 'permissible' to mean 'within one's moral rights' so when thomson argues that it is permissible for a woman to abort a fetus, she means. Fetuses are like rapists: a judith-jarvis-thomson-inspired argument on abortion stephen kershnar suny, fredonia 1 introduction a common view in the line of argument on abortion arising from see judith jarvis thomson, rights and deaths, in rights. Normativity by judith jarvis thomson, 9780812696585, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Moral theory should be simple: the moral theorist attends to ordinary human action to explain what makes some acts right and others wrong, and we need no microscope to observe a human act yet no moral theory that is simple captures all of the morally relevant facts in a set of vivid examples. Judith jarvis thomson 131 likes judith jarvis thomson is an american moral philosopher and metaphysician she is known for her defense of moral.
Judith jarvis thomson most opposition to abortion relies on the prem-ise that the fetus is a human being, a person, from the moment of conception the premise is argued for, but, as i think, not well a defense of abortion abortion. Chapter 8 : abortion reading: judith jarvis thompson: a defense today we completed our discussion of noonan and turned to thomson recall that knowing that an argument is peter de marneffe, and a rejoinder by judith jarvis thomson return to the listing of readings for the. A defense of abortion is a moral philosophy paper by judith jarvis thomson first published in 1971 granting for the sake of argument that the fetus has a right to life, thomson uses thought experiments to argue that the fetus's right to life does not trump the pregnant woman's right to. A defense of abortion learn with flashcards, games, and more for free.
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