Judith Jarvis Thomson: List of Publications

1 July 2001

This Bibliography includes critical studies, but no book reviews. Starred items are reprinted in Rights, Restitution, and Risk (item 49 below).

1. "In Defense of Moral Absolutes." Journal of Philosophy 55 (1958): 1043-1053.

2. "Critical Study of Intention, G. E. M. Anscombe." Journal of Philosophy 56 (1959): 31-41.

3. "Notes on Strawson's Logic." Mind 70 (1961): 53-82.

4. "Ethics and Ethics and the Moral Life." Journal of Philosophy 58 (1961): 65-83.

5. "Definition by Internal Relation." Australasian Journal of Philosophy 39 (1961):125-142.

6. "Professor Stenius on the Tractatus." Journal of Philosophy 58 (1961): 584-596. Reprinted in Essays on Wittgenstein's Tractatus, Irving Copi and Robert Beard, eds. London: Routledge, 1966; and in The Philosophy of Wittgenstein, John Canfield, ed. New York: Garland, 1986.

7. "Practical Reasoning." Philosophical Quarterly 12 (1962): 316-328.

8. "Private Languages." American Philosophical Quarterly 1 (1964): 20-31. Reprinted in Philosophy of Mind, Stuart Hampshire, ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1966; and in The Private Language Argument, O. R. Jones, ed. London: Macmillan, 1971.

9. (with James Thomson) "How Not to Derive 'Ought' From 'Is'." Philosophical Review 73 (1964): 512-516. Reprinted in Readings in Ethical Theory, Wilfrid Sellars and John Hospers, eds. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1952; The Is-Ought Question, W. D. Hudson, ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1979; and in Philosophy: A Contemporary Perspective, Robert Hoffman and Sidney Gendin, eds. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth, 1975.

10. "Time, Space, and Objects." Mind 74 (1965): 1-27.

11. "Reasons and Reasoning," in Philosophy in America, Max Black, ed. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1965.

12. "Grue." Journal of Philosophy 63 (1966): 289-309.

13. "More Grue." Journal of Philosophy 63 (1966): 528-533.

14. "Introduction," in Logical Constructions, John Wisdom. New York: Random House, 1969.

15. "The Identity Thesis," in Philosophy, Science, and Method: Essays in Honor of Ernest Nagel, Sidney Morgenbesser, Patrick Suppes and Morton White, eds. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1969.

16. "Comments on Joseph Agassi, 'Science in Flux: Footnotes to Popper'" in Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, vol. 3. Dordrecht: Reidel, 1968.

17. Contribution to the Symposium "Cause and Action," Proceedings of the Seventh Inter-American Congress of Philosophy. Québec: Presses de l'Université Laval, 1967.

18. "John Wisdom," in Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Paul Edwards, ed. New York: Macmillan, 1967.

19. "Comments" (on Körner) in Fact and Existence: Proceedings of the University of Western Ontario Philosophy Colloquium, 1966, Joseph Margolis, ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 1969.

20. (Edited with Gerald Dworkin) Ethics: an Anthology. New York: Harper & Row, 1968.

21. "The Time of a Killing." Journal of Philosophy 68 (1971): 115-132. Reprinted in Events, Roberto Casati and Achille Varzi, eds. Aldershot: Dartmouth, 1996.

22. "Individuating Actions." Journal of Philosophy 68 (1971): 774-781.

23. *"A Defense of Abortion." Philosophy and Public Affairs 1 (1971): 47-66. Reprinted in The Rights and Wrongs of Abortion, Marshall Cohen, Thomas Nagel, and Thomas Scanlon, eds. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1974; The Problem of Abortion, Joel Feinberg, ed. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth, 1973; Moral Problems, James Rachels, ed., New York: Harper & Row, 1971; Today's Moral Problems, Richard Wasserstrom, ed., New York: Macmillan, 1975; and other anthologies.

24. *"Rights and Deaths." Philosophy and Public Affairs 2 (1973): 146-159. Reprinted in The Rights and Wrongs of Abortion, Marshall Cohen, Thomas Nagel, and Thomas Scanlon, eds. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1974; and other anthologies.

25. *"Preferential Hiring." Philosophy and Public Affairs 2 (1973): 364-384. Reprinted in Moral Problems, James Rachels, ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1971; Equality and Preferential Treatment, Marshall Cohen, Thomas Nagel, and Thomas Scanlon, eds. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977; and other anthologies.

26. "Molyneux's Problem." Journal of Philosophy 71 (1974): 637-650.

27. "Moore's Technique Revisited," in Wisdom, Twelve Essays, Renford Bambrough, ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 1974.

28. "Academic Freedom and Research," in The Concept of Academic Freedom, Edmund Pincoffs, ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1975.

29. *"The Right to Privacy." Philosophy and Public Affairs 4 (1975): 295-314. Reprinted in Ethics and Public Policy, Tom Beauchamp and Terry Pinkard, eds. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1975; and other anthologies.

30. *"Killing, Letting Die, and the Trolley Problem." The Monist 59 (1976): 204-217.

31. "Property-Acquisition" (abstract) Journal of Philosophy 73 (1976): 664-666.

32. *"Self-Defense and Rights," 1976 Lindley Lecture, University of Kansas Press. Reprinted in Criminal Law: Cases and Materials, John Kaplan and Robert Weisberg, eds. Boston: Little, Brown, 1986.

33. Acts and Other Events. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1977. 34. (with Sandalow) "On Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track Appointments." AAUP Bulletin (1978).

35. *"Some Ruminations on Rights." Arizona Law Review 19 (1977): 45-60. Reprinted in Reading Nozick, Jeffrey Paul, ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 1982.

36. "Common-Sense Morality" (abstract) Journal of Philosophy 76 (1979): 545-547.

37. *"Rights and Compensation." Nous 14 (1980): 3-15.

38. "Philosophical Prospects for a New World," in Two Centuries of Philosophy in America, Peter Caws, ed. Totowa, N.J.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1980.

39. (with Chodosh et al.) "Regulations Governing Research on Human Subjects." Academe 67 (1981): 358-370.

40. "Parthood and Identity Across Time." Journal of Philosophy 80 (1983): 201-219. Reprinted in Material Constitution, Michael Rea, ed. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997; Metaphysics, Jaegwon Kim and Ernest Sosa, eds. Oxford: Blackwell, 1999; and other anthologies.

41. (with Dreben et al.) "Academic Freedom and Tenure: Corporate Funding of Academic Research." Academe 69.6 (1983): 18a-23a.

42. *"Remarks on Causation and Liability." Philosophy and Public Affairs 13 (1984): 101-133.

43. *"Some Questions about Government Regulation of Behavior," in Rights and Regulation: Ethical, Political, and Economic Issues, Tibor Machan and Bruce Johnson, eds. Cambridge, Mass.: Ballinger, 1983.

44. *"The Trolley Problem," Yale Law Journal 94 (1985): 1395-1415.

45. *"Imposing Risks," in To Breathe Freely, Mary Gibson, ed. Totowa, N.J.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1983.

46. "Causal Priority: A Comment." Nous 19 (1985): 249-253.

47. "A Note on Internalism." Philosophy and Public Affairs 15 (1986): 60-66.

48. *"Liability and Individualized Evidence." Law and Contemporary Problems 49.3 (1986): 199-219. Reprinted in Legal Positivism, Tom Campbell, ed. Aldershot: Dartmouth, 1999.

49. Rights, Restitution, and Risk. William Parent, ed. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 1986. This volume reprints all the starred items above.

50. "Feinberg on Harm, Offense, and the Criminal Law: A Review Essay." Philosophy and Public Affairs 15 (1986): 381-395.

51. (Edited) On Being and Saying: Essays for Richard Cartwright. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 1987.

52. "Ruminations on an Account of Personal Identity," in On Being and Saying, op. cit.

53. "Verbs of Action." Synthese 72 (1987): 103-122.

54. "Causation and Rights: Some Preliminaries." Chicago-Kent Law Review 63 (1987): 471-521.

55. "The Decline of Cause." (Hart Lecture) Georgetown Law Journal 76 (1987-1988): 137-150. Reprinted in Readings in Philosophy of Law, William Shaw, ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1993.

56. "Morality and Bad Luck." (Metaphilosophy Address) Metaphilosophy 20 (1989): 203-221. Reprinted in Moral Luck, Daniel Statman, ed. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1993.

57. "The No Reason Thesis." Social Philosophy and Policy 7 (1989): 1-21.

58. The Realm of Rights. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1990.

59. "Ideology and Faculty Selection." Law and Contemporary Problems 53.3 (1990): 155-176. Reprinted in Freedom and Tenure in the Academy, William Van Alstyne, ed. Durham: Duke University Press, 1993.

60. "Self-Defense." Philosophy and Public Affairs (1991): 283-310.

61. "On Some Ways in Which a Thing Can Be Good." Social Philosophy and Policy 9 (1992): 96-117. Reprinted in The Good Life and the Human Good, Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Miller, and Jeffrey Paul, eds. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

62. (with Matthew Finkin) "Academic Freedom and Church-Related Higher Education: A Reply to Professor McConnell," in Freedom and Tenure in the Academy, William Van Alstyne, ed. Durham: Duke University Press, 1993.

63. "Précis of The Realm of Rights." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (1993): 159-162.

64. "Reply to Commentators." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (1993): 187-194.

65. "Goodness and Utilitarianism" (Presidential Address) Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 67.2 (1993): 145-159.

66. "Abortion." Boston Review 20.3 (1995).

67. "Reply." Boston Review 20.4 (1995).

68. "Academic Freedom and Tenure: University of Southern California." Academe, November-December (1995): 40-49.

69. (with Gilbert Harman) Moral Relativism and Moral Objectivity. Oxford: Blackwell, 1996.

70. "Baier's Carus Lectures on Killing and Letting Die," in Reason, Ethics, and Society, J. B. Schneewind, ed. Chicago: Open Court, 1996.

71. "Killing and Letting Die: Some Comments," in Intending Death, Tom Beauchamp, ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1995.

72. "Critical Study of Jonathan Bennett's The Act Itself." Nous 30 (1996)ling and Letting Die," in Reason, Ethics, and Society, J. B. Schneewind, ed. Chicago: Open Court, 1996.

71. "Killing and Letting Die: Some Comments," in Intending Death, Tom Beauchamp, ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1995.

72. "Critical Study of Jonathan Bennett's The Act Itself." Nous 30 (1996): 545-557.

73. (with Dworkin et al.) "Amicus Brief on Assisted Suicide." The New York Review, March 27, 1997.

74. "The Right and the Good." Journal of Philosophy 94 (1997): 273-298.

75. "People and their Bodies," in Reading Parfit, Jonathan Dancy, ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 1997.

76. "Précis of Moral Relativism and Moral Objectivity." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (1998): 171-173.

77. "Reply to Critics." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (1998): 215-222.

78. "The Statue and the Clay." Nous 32 (1998): 149-173.

79. "Physician-Assisted Suicide: Two Moral Arguments." Ethics 109 (1999): 497-518.

80. "Goodness and Advice", Princeton University Press, 2001

81. "McTaggart on Time," Philosophical Perspectives, vol. 15, 2001

82. “Causation: Omissions,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, January 2003

83. “The Legacy of Principia,” Spindell Conference 2002, Southern Journal of Philosophy, Supplement, 2003

ling and Letting Die," in Reason, Ethics, and Society, J. B. Schneewind, ed. Chicago: Open Court, 1996.

71. "Killing and Letting Die: Some Comments," in Intending Death, Tom Beauchamp, ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1995.

72. "Critical Study of Jonathan Bennett's The Act Itself." Nous 30 (1996): 545-557.

73. (with Dworkin et al.) "Amicus Brief on Assisted Suicide." The New York Review, March 27, 1997.

74. "The Right and the Good." Journal of Philosophy 94 (1997): 273-298.

75. "People and their Bodies," in Reading Parfit, Jonathan Dancy, ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 1997.

76. "Précis of Moral Relativism and Moral Objectivity." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (1998): 171-173.

77. "Reply to Critics." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (1998): 215-222.

78. "The Statue and the Clay." Nous 32 (1998): 149-173.

79. "Physician-Assisted Suicide: Two Moral Arguments." Ethics 109 (1999): 497-518.

80. "Goodness and Advice", Princeton University Press, 2001

81. "McTaggart on Time," Philosophical Perspectives, vol. 15, 2001

82. “Causation: Omissions,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, January 2003

83. “The Legacy of Principia,” Spindell Conference 2002, Southern Journal of Philosophy, Supplement, 2003