<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Olson (Eric) - Was I Ever a Fetus? (Human Animal) (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_03/PaperSummary_3510.htm">Was I Ever a Fetus? (Human Animal)</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/O/Author_Olson (Eric).htm">Olson (Eric)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: The Human Animal, September 1999, Chapter 4, pp. 73-93</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=800><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_03/PaperSummary_3510.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_03/PaperCitings_3510.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_03/PapersToNotes_3510.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Oxford Scholarship Online</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>The Psychological Approach implies that none of us was ever an early <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_71.htm">fetus</A><SUP>1</SUP>, for none of us is in any way psychologically continuous with an early <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_71.htm">fetus</A><SUP>2</SUP>. </li><li>This raises several problems. </li><li>There follows a discussion of when we do come into being. </li></ol></FONT><BR><U>Sections</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="I"><li>The <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_71.htm">Fetus</A><SUP>3</SUP> Problem</li><li>Playing the Problem Down</li><li>Future-Directed Identity and Disjunctive Criteria</li><li>Second-Order Capacities</li><li>When Did I Begin? </li></ol></FONT><BR><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P3510_4">Annotations</A></U><SUB>4</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P3510_4"></A></u><ol type="I"><li>The <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_71.htm">Fetus</A><SUP>5</SUP> Problem<ul type="disc"><li></li><li></li><li> </li></ul></li><li>Playing the Problem Down<ul type="disc"><li></li><li></li><li> </li></ul></li><li>Future-Directed Identity and Disjunctive Criteria<ul type="disc"><li></li><li></li><li> </li></ul></li><li>Second-Order Capacities<ul type="disc"><li></li><li></li><li> </li></ul></li><li>When Did I Begin? <ul type="disc"><li></li><li></li><li> </li></ul> </li></ol><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P3510_4"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P3510_4"><B>Footnote 4</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>In these Notes, I ve not been especially careful to distinguish Olson s points from my own, nor even Olson s points here from those he makes elsewhere. </li><li>See also the <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_8/Notes_843.htm">general disclaimer</a>. </li><li>This write-up is logged as a Paper Abstract rather than a Write-up Note. This is contrary to my current standard, and I will make the appropriate adjustment when I ve completed annotating the whole book. </li></ul> <FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T06:09" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:09:05</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>