My research framework assesses the model on the criteria of possible dissimilarities and their relationship through analysis of literature ‘A Defense of Abortion’ from Thomson. The purpose of this document is to support the pro-life arguments for protecting the life of child rather than pro-choice arguments for moral permissibility of abortion based on Thomson’s analogies.
Thomson applies series of analogies to prove pro-abortion arguments considering violinist scenario as base for all the relationship. The core arguments of Thomson include three fundamental premises. The first premise emphasizes the moral permissibility of abortion to protect the life of women. The second premise argues for morality of abortion even if fetus is given the status of fully evolved person. Her third premise finds the activist supporting the pro-life arguments are based on false premises. The derivation of third premise brings the conclusion that nullifies the validity of every argument against abortion. She observes that there are no other cases like pregnancy. This is why she creates the violinist analogy to provide a similar kind of case even though she agrees that any such comparison is bizarre. I will analyze the reflection of Thomson’s point of view at the various stages to develop my arguments. I will also do meta-analysis of analogies applied by Thomson in which she defends the case of abortion through counter-example instead of making positive points by providing supportive examples. The following section digs into the arguments of Thomson to challenge the assumptions in the examples for abortion debate.
The philosopher Judith Jarvis Thomson advocates the argument for rights of women in ‘A Defense of Abortion’. I have selected MIT philosopher’s landmark paper for discussion on the morality of abortion. I aim to understand Thomson’s strategy based on the core structure of her arguments to apply the conclusion for broader aspect of moral