Judith Thomson

Professor Emerita

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Judith Thomson’s work is primarily in moral theory and metaphysics. Her most recently published book is entitled “Normativity” (and that’s, of course, its topic), published in 2008. Her most recently published article is on the trolley problems; it is a response to Frances Kamm’s Tanner Lectures, and was published in Kamm’s “Trolley Problem Mysteries” in 2015. Judy is currently working on a book entitled “Ethics”, which is concerned with moral theory and the metaphysics underlying certain assumptions that moral theory rests on.