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Does “The Violinist” Hypothetical Prove the Defensibility of Legal Abortion?

I. The Violinist AnalogyJudith Jarvis Thomson presents a hypothetical in her book, A Defense of Abortion, which she thinks proves the moral justification of abortion. It’s called “The Violinist,” and here’s how she presented it: “You wake up in the morning and find yourself back to back in bed with an unconscious violinist. A famous […]

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Study Shows: “Population Bomb” Theory Rots Statisticians’ Brains

Imagine reading a lead-in to a story that said something like, “For people who are looking for ways to help the economy, here’s one radical idea that could have a big long-term impact, some economists say: Close your business.” To explain further, they might say something even more bizarre, like: “A study by economists at […]

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