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  • Essay on Judith Jarvis Thomson: a Defense of Abortion

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    Judith Jarvis Thomson: A Defense of Abortion – CRITICAL EXPOSITION The goal of Judith Jarvis Thomson in her defense of abortion is to sway the ideas of those who are against abortion by challenging the arguments they give for thinking so. She begins by stating a premise. “For the sake of the argument” a human embryo is a person. This premise is one of the arguments most opponents of abortion use, but as she points out, isn’t much of an argument at all. These people spend a lot of their time dwelling

  • The A Defense Of Abortion

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    In this paper, I will argue that Thomson is right to claim that, even if a fetus is a person, abortion is still permissible, regardless of the fetus’ right to life. I will focus on Thomson’s 3 main analogies – the violinist, the people seeds, and the chocolate – and the arguments against them. In Thomson’s “A Defense of Abortion,” she uses several analogies to demonstrate that abortion, regardless of the circumstances surrounding the conception, is universally morally permissible. At the beginning

  • What Is Abortion In A Defense Of Abortion

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    In A Defense of Abortion, Judith Jarvis Thompson aims to defend abortion against opponents whose main arguments revolve around the fact that a fetus is a person, and therefore should not be aborted. She wants to further the discussion past the slippery slope argument that dominates the topic of abortion: Is a fetus a person at the moment of conception? Thompson moves past this question by basing her arguments on the notion that a fetus is in fact a person from the moment of conception, although this

  • Analysis: A Defense Of Abortion

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    Madi Beumee Introduction to Moral Theory Professor Timmerman 5 November 2015 1. Introduction An incredibly prevalent subject in the media today, abortion and a women’s right to choose has graced newsstands, social media platforms, and even the presidential debates. As such a controversial topic, abortion has a certain stigma attached to it. Viewed often as this “black and white” topic, many philosophy articles have been written about the grey area that seems to surround this argument, writing either

  • Summary Of A Defense Of Abortion

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    A Critique of “A Defense of Abortion” What is the life of a fetus worth in your eyes? It may seem like a simple answer at first thought, but what if said fetus had a name? Or what if that fetus was your child to be? Famed moral philosopher Judith Jarvis Thomson attempted to address these sorts of questions in her landmark essay, “A Defense of Abortion.” However, I believe that Thomson’s argument is misguided. Thomson uses questionable premises to assert questionable conclusions and thus, I believe

  • A Defense Of Abortion Summary

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    In Thompson’s “A Defense of Abortion” she tries to answer the question: “Is voluntary abortion ever permissible?” Throughout the paper, she uses a variety of thought experiments in order to parallel pregnancy due to rape, accidental pregnancy, and pregnancy that threatens a mother’s life, among many other situations. Using these examples, she illustrates her main point: that unless a fetus has a right to demand it, the mother is not morally required to make large sacrifices to keep the fetus alive

  • A Defense Of Abortion Summary

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    In “A Defense of Abortion” by Judith Jarvis Thompson, Thompson works to argue that even if a human fetus is considered a person, abortion is still often morally permissible. This paper will work to explain Thompson’s positions on the different accounts of the right to life, and to provide an evaluation of them and explain why they are not plausible, specifically regarding three of the analogies on-which she based her entire argument: the violinist, the coat, and the case of Kitty Genovese, as well

  • A Defense Of Abortion Essay

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    Death Before Life: The Moral Permissibility of Abortion In her article, A Defense of Abortion, American moral philosopher and metaphysician Judith Jarvis Thomson uses analogies to explain scenarios in which abortion is morally permissible, even when the fetus is granted personhood at conception. She addresses the argument that every person has a right to life, the fetus is a person, and therefore the fetus has a right to life; and the mother has a right to choose what happens with her body, but the

  • A Defense of Abortion Essay

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    A Defense of Abortion In her argument on abortion, Judith Thomson discusses some major points about abortion. She deals with extreme cases and those extreme cases help us to realize a single perspective of abortion. For example, she talks about the violinist attached to you. In that example, you keep everything constant and focus on a single point, violinist being dead if you unattached him. This way of thinking would provide partial answers. That is, in real life

  • Summary: A Defense Of Abortion

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    There have been arguments more than decades over abortion, some philosopher says it’s oaky to have abortion; other considers it as murder of an unborn child. However philosopher Judith Jarvis Thomson shares her thoughts through her writing “A Defense of Abortion”. According to her abortion is not morally right thing to do but in certain situations it is permissible. She gave her reader mainly three examples and she wanted to convey her message through it. Three of her main example was – famous violinist