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Essays on Ethics and Metaphysics for Judith Jarvis Thomson

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MIT Press

A diverse collection of essays, which reflect the breadth of Judith Jarvis Thomson'sphilosophical work.


A diverse collection of essays, which reflect the breadth of Judith Jarvis Thomson's philosophical work.

The diversity of topics discussed in this book reflects the breadth of Judith Jarvis Thomson's philosophical work. Throughout her long career at MIT, Thomson's straightforward approach and emphasis on problem-solving have shaped philosophy in significant ways. Some of the book's contributions discuss specific moral and political issues such as abortion, self-defense, the rights and obligations of prospective fathers, and political campaign finance. Other contributions concern the foundations of moral theory, focusing on hedonism, virtue ethics, the nature of nonconsequentialism, and the objectivity of moral claims. Finally, contributions in metaphysics and epistemology discuss the existence of sets, the structures reflected in conditional statements, and the commitments of testimony.

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Jonathan Bennett, Richard L. Cartwright, Joshua Cohen, N. Ann Davis, Catherine Z. Elgin, Gilbert Harman, Barbara Herman, Frances Myrna Kamm, Claudia Mills, T.M. Scanlon, Ernest Sosa



Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2001
ISBN: 9780262269612
0262269619
0262024985
9780262024983
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 236 pages)

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