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Dr. Francis Beckwith Commemorates J.J. Thomson Article

April 21, 2011

Francis J. Beckwith is one of four philosophers invited to participate in a symposium commemorating the 40th anniversary of the publication of J. J. Thomson's article, "A Defense of Abortion." Scheduled for August 3, 2011 in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Ethics Conference at the University of Colorado (Boulder), the other participants are David Boonin (Colorado), Don Marquis (Kansas), and John Martin Fisher (UC Riverside). Over the years Beckwith has published several works dealing with Thomson's argument and ones similar to it in International Philosophical Quarterly (1992), Journal of Medicine & Philosophy (2006), Journal of Libertarian Studies (2003), and as well as in his 2007 book, Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice (Cambridge University Press)