Judith Jarvis Thomson wins APA’s Quinn Prize
December 24, 2012
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Thomson has been awarded the prize due to her lifetime contributions to philosophy.
An internationally renowned philosopher, Thomson is best known for her thought experiments, including the famous “trolley problem,” which present simple scenarios that illuminate serious moral and ethical questions.
“Judy is a powerful intellectual force in the profession….ready and able to address topics across a very full range of subfields, from metaphysics to ethics, publishing first-rate work wherever she turns her attention,” said Professor Sally Haslanger, a fellow MIT philosopher.