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    responsible for the fetus that lives inside her? In “A Defense of Abortion”, Judith Jarvis Thomson adopts the position that “the fetus is a person from the moment of conception” (212) for her argument. A person has the right to life, which leads some to believe that abortion can never be a morally permissible act. However, a woman, even in pregnancy, reserves a considerable amount of liberty over her body. Thomson uses the analogy of comparing sperm to seeds as a way to examine the ethics of abortion

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    the fact that the debate over abortion leans on the argument of whether or not a fetus is a person. Throughout Thomson’s essay, she separates the essay into six arguments and uses her famous violinist example to relate each argument to. Before Thomson begins her first argument, she

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    This essay shall examine and critique Judith Jarvis Thomson’s, A Defense of Abortion (1971). Thomson sets out to show that the foetus does not have a right to the mother’s body and that it would be not unjust to perform an abortion when the mother’s life is not threatened. For the sake of the argument Thomson adopts the conservative view that the foetus is a person from the moment of conception. The conservative argument asserts that every person has a right to life. The foetus has a right to life

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    The Jack Pine is an oil painting by Canadian artist Tom Thomson in 1917. Tom Thomson was born on August 5th, 1877 near Claremont, Ontario, northeast of Toronto. He died between July 8th and July 16th in 1917 due to drowning in Canoe Lake (Huff). This painting clearly represents the pine species in Canada. The pine is placed in the centre of the canvas, with its branches bowed, it extends to nearly the full length of the canvas. It rises from a rocky foreground, and it is silhouetted against the water

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    point of divergence; ‘that every living thing has a right to life.’ Just by itself this argument has so many layers and tremendous complexity driven from both sides of the constant abortion disagreement. In “A Defense of Abortion” by Judith Jarvis Thomson; from the journal Philosophy and Public Affairs 1971, the author uses analogies as a way to better explain, in layman's terms, a perspective on abortion for an easier understanding of the argument. Through her analogies a question is asked, and this

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    In 1897, JJ Thomson discovered the electron of an atom through various experiments, one being an experiment extensively used. The experiment being used by a cathode-ray tube. By doing this experiment, he presented that the cathode rays were negative. Another thing that he was researching was a positively charged particles in neon gas. When Thomson presented the atom, it was all mixed together with negative electrons and positive protons because he hadn't discovered the nucleus quite yet. When

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    The Discovery of the Electron

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    conclusions. In this instance I will be looking at the discovery of the electron, how our understanding of it has changed over the years, and measure how it has contributed to where we are today. Joseph John Thomson (J. J. Thomson, 1856 - 1940) is widely recognized as the discoverer of the electron. Thomson was a Professor of Experimental Physics at Cambridge University, and Director of its Cavendish Laboratory, from 1884 until 1919. It is here where his most well-known, varied and comprehensive work, in

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    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 that abortion should be legal, but only in some cases, she then stats her analogy. (Thomson, 1971, Page 48) “imagine this. You wake up in the morning and find yourself back to back in bed with an unconscious violinist. A famous unconscious violinist. He has been found to have a fatal kidney

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    Argument In her essay, “A Defense for Abortion,” Judy Jarvis Thomson primarily argues for the permissibility of abortion, due to rape, but it can be challenged by exposing flaws in her argument that relies heavily on analogy. However, objections to Thomson’s explanation fail to defeat her argument. Before Thomson addresses “The Violinist” case, she concedes the point that a fetus is a person and therefore has a right to life. Now, Thomson continues by stating that a woman’s right to her body outweighs

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    states. By assuming that a fetus is a person, I believe abortion should be permitted in the United States in special cases such as sexual violence and rape because it is morally wrong to let women have children who share blood with the rapists. Thomson explains the right of women to have abortion if pregnancy results from involuntary acts such as rape by giving the same scenario case of a violinist. A person was kidnapped while he was asleep and found himself attached to a violinist’s circulatory

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    “A Defense of Abortion” is a philosophy paper by Judith Jarvis Thomson in which the author argues for abortion, using several analogies to illustrate her points. In a move that separates this paper from the bulk of others on the same topic, Thomson grants at the start of the paper that a fetus has the right to life. She then proceeds to argue that although a fetus has a right to life, that right does not trump a woman’s right to her body. She concludes that abortion is an acceptable choice in a variety

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    297 in our book when Thompson states, “Most opposition to abortion relies on the premise that the fetus is a human being, a person…” Premise 2 and conclusion 3 are taken from page 298 when Thomson says “Every person has a right to life. So the fetus has a right to life.” Premise 4 is taken from page 298 when Thomson states “So the fetus may not be killed.” She does not explicitly state the premise, "Everything that has the right to life may not be killed," but we can infer this since in the previous

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    Lord Kelvin (1824 - 1907) William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin) was born June 26, 1824 in Belfast, Ireland, and was part of a large family whose mother died when he was six. His father taught Kelvin and his brothers mathematics to a level beyond that of university courses of the time. Kelvin was somewhat of a genius, and had his first papers published in 1840. These papers contained an argument defending the work of Fourier (Fourier transforms), which at the time was being heavily criticized by

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    James Prescott Joule

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    that: "all matter is composed of atoms." Lord Kelvin James Joule worked with Lord Kelvin on experiments, which later became know as the Joule-Thomson Effect: Lord Kelvin was a well known Mathematical Physicist. The well known "Lord Kelvin" born as William Thomson, June 26 in 1824 and later died December 17 in 1907. William Thomson later became the 1st Baron Kelvin, he was known as "Lord Kelvin." Lord Kelvin is most recognized for his work in thermodynamics and Kelvin temperature

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    inside of her body. A person and a fetus’ right to life have a strong role in whether an abortion would be okay. Thomson continuously uses the story of a violinist to get the reader to understand her point of view. Thomson starts off her paper by explaining the general premises that a fetus is a person at conception and all persons have the right to life. One of the main premises that Thomson focuses on is the idea that a fetus’ right to life is greater than the mother’s use of her body. Although she

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    (Newton, 1671) and by Lord Rayleigh over a hundred years ago (Rayleigh, 1877). Indeed, many of the world's great scientists have used sport to explain science and vice versa. Sir JJ Thomson (discoverer of the electron) gave a treatise on the dynamics of golf balls to the Royal Society earlier this century (Thomson, 1910). It is only recently, however, that the term 'Sports Engineering' has been used. The Oxford English Dictionary gives the following definitions, sport n Pastime, game, outdoor

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    own". Now they have two choices, either unplug themselves from the violinist, which results in his death; or wait nine months until he is recovered and can be unplugged safely. Thomson likens the plight of the reader's well-being and the violinist to that of a child conceived during a rape and its mother. In other words, Thomson tries to make the connection that there are three other morally relevant factors involved in abortion in certain cases: the fetus depends on the mother’s body for survival,

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    Alexis Suker Bioethics March 25, 2015 I enjoyed reading the article “Defense of Abortion” by Judith Jarvis Thomson. Judith starts her article off by talking about the most common argument where you believe that an unborn is considered a human being(person) from conception. That “before this point the thing is not a person, after this point it is a person”. She goes on to say that this conclusion doesn’t follow in that she can say the same thing about an acorn developing. It doesn’t follow that

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    based on his ethics to the arguments advanced on abortion by Judith Jarvis Thomson and Don Marquis in their essays, “A Defense of Abortion” and “An Argument that Abortion Is Wrong,” respectively. In Thomson’s article, “A Defense of Abortion,” Thomson argues that abortion is not impermis-sible because she agrees with the fact that fetus has already become a human person well before birth, from the moment of conception (Thomson, 268 & 269). Besides that, she also claims that every person has a right

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    Andrew Carnegie

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    Andrew Carnegie, a very factual and interesting biography, which was written by Alvin F. Harlow, was published in 1953 by Kingston House, Chicago and it contains 178 pages. Mr. Harlow wrote this book because of his love for history and his love of writing and his interest in the history of transportation and communication in America. This led him to write a series of books on biographies for young people. Like all his writings, he makes them factual and filed with humor and satire. Therefore perhaps

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