What are we to think about thought experiments experiment and judith thomson’s unconscious violinist thought experiment key words: analogy, argument, chinese . The myopic failings of the violinist analogy in thomson’s “a defense of abortion” in “a defense of abortion”, author judith jarvis thomson explains rights in terms of just and unjust . Judith jarvis thomson: a defense of abortion i thomson's project thomson grants for the sake of argument the premise that a human embryo is a person she challenges the idea that one can argue effectively from this premise to the conclusion that all abortion is morally impermissible. A critique of judith jarvis thomson's a defense of abortion, part ii locked the door and swallowed the key then it is self-defense when you kill him . 1 a defense of abortion judith jarvis thomson mark greene department of philosophy university of delaware [email protected] wwwvoleorg key ethical questions.
Judith jarvis thomson: a defense of abortion where the mother s life is not at stake, the argument i mentioned at the outset seems to have a much stronger pull . Article summaries ariana lewis a defense of abortion by judith jarvis thomson thomson’s main argument for abortion is that she believes that the fetus is not a person from the moment of conception therefore it does not have the right to the mother’s body. Judith jarvis thomson, in this very influential article, avoids the problem of determining when the fetus becomes a person for the sake of argument only, she grants the conservative view that the fetus is a person from the moment of conception.
Bioethics quiz 6 study play a key premise in many arguments against abortion is that judith jarvis thomson argues that. The two ethicists who present strong arguments for their position, and who i am further going to discuss are that of don marquis and judith thomson marquis' future like ours (flo) theory represents his main argument, whereas, thomson uses analogies to influence the reader of her point of view. [thomson] you did not give the permission for the violinist to use your body and it was clearly not the violinist’s own intention to use your body as thomson suggests, it would be nice for you to “let” him use your kidney, but it should not be your responsibility to do so. If this video has helped you, please like and subscribe to read the transcript for this video: to read judith thomson’s essay, in full.
← summary of john t noonan’s, “an almost absolute value in history” summary of judith jarvis thomson’s, “a defense of abortion” → leave a reply cancel reply your email address will not be published. And this is the key point which thomson’s argument completely ignores, and upon which it starts to crumble in on itself brief response to the judith jarvis . Thomson’s violinist: what is the point of thought experiments in moral philosophy by harry on january 23, 2010 a sociologist friend told me a few months ago that she had finally read my book justice , and that it was the first time that she had encountered judith jarvis thomson’s violinist case (which she thought was pretty neat). I explore two thought-experiments in judith jarvis thomson’s important article, “a defense of abortion”: the violinist example and the people-seeds example i argue (contra thomson) that you .
Judith thomson’s argument through her article, “a defence of abortion” is one that adopts the premise that the fetus is a human being from the moment of conception by doing this, thomson is distancing her argument from the various theorists who maintain the moral view that it is wrong to kill another human being, such as (marquis, 1989). Each argument opens with an introduction that outlines the argument's key points, provides context for it, and reviews some of the main responses to it each introduction is followed by two to four essays that present the argument's classic statement, critiques and defenses of it, and related debates. In “a defense of abortion,” judith jarvis thomson uses real-life analogies to illustrate her key argument that, even assuming a fetus is considered a person from the moment of conception, the mother and the fetus have an equal right to life. Judith thomson- a defense of abortion in a defense of abortion, judith thomson defends the permissibility of abortion by appealing to several thought experiments, the most prevalent of which is the.
Contemporary moral arguments: key terms, and arguments and readings thomson's self-defense argument for abortion judith jarvis thomson: . Independently, judith jarvis thomson examines what she takes to be the case against moral objectivity, and rejects it she argues that it is possible to find out the correct answers to some moral questions. Judith jarvis thomson argument for abortion 1) whether or not the unborn has a right to life, it does not have a right to sustain its life by using the mother's body against her will 2) the mother has a right to defend herself against the unborn's use of her body (a right to have an abortion).
Where is judith jarvis thomson's argument i had mentioned it in the comments last post, and although it is related to the organ use objection and right-to-refuse argument, there are significant differences, differences that invalidate your objections to those arguments. In this essay i will be defending judith jarvis thomson’s argument on `` a defence against abortion`` in her argument she talks about how based on the situation a woman should be able to make a decision on her own whether she would want to keep the baby, or have an abortion, thomson then stats . While both philosophers search deeper into human rights than the standard arguments for and against abortion do, judith thomson presents a more convincing argument defending abortion that exposes holes in don marquis's argument by revealing the dependency of fetuses and their need to be given life.