Journal of Libertarian Studies

Re-Reading Thomson: Thomson’s Unanswered Challenge

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

Judith Jarvis Thomson’s “A Defense of Abortion” (1971) was first published more than 30 years ago. Since the publication of Thomson’s paper, the morality of abortion has remained the most discussed topic in practical ethics. Thomson’s paper has led the way in that discussion, easily being the most discussed and the most influential of the many papers published on the topic.

Volume 20, Number 4 (2006)


Watkins, Michael. “Re-Reading Thomson: Thomson’s Unanswered Challenge.” Journal of Libertarian Studies 20, No. 4 (2006): 41–59.

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