a defense of abortion

Judith Jarvis Thomson: A Defense of Abortion. From Philosophy & Public Affairs, Vol. 1, no. 1 (Fall 1971). (Reprinted in "Intervention and Reflection: Basic Issues .
"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 . Overview of the essay - Criticism - Table of common criticisms and. - See also
A Defense of Abortion. Judith Jarvis Thomson. Philosophy and Public Affairs, Vol. 1, No. 1. (Autumn, 1971), pp. 47-66. Stable URL:.
David Boonin has written the most thorough and detailed case for the moral permissibility of abortion yet published. Critically examining a wide range of .
She challenges the idea that one can argue effectively from this premise to the conclusion that all abortion is morally impermissible.
The central thesis of philosopher David Boonin is that the moral case against abortion can be shown to be unsuccessful on terms that critics of abortion can and .
Part 1: A Defence of Abortion. The "famous violinist", "people seeds" and the chocolate example are three of a series of thought experiments in philosopher .
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