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Judith Jarvis Thomson wins APA’s Quinn Prize

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.

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2 responses to “Judith Jarvis Thomson wins APA’s Quinn Prize

  1. S. December 25, 2012 at 4:54 am

    There’s a typo here–the link says “Thomas has been awarded…” instead of “Thomson has been awarded…”

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