Was I Ever a Fetus?
Olson (Eric)
Source: The Human Animal, September 1999, Chapter 4, pp. 73-93
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  1. The Psychological Approach implies that none of us was ever an early fetus, for none of us is in any way psychologically continuous with an early fetus.
  2. This raises several problems.
  3. There follows a discussion of when we do come into being.

Sections
  1. The Fetus Problem
  2. Playing the Problem Down
  3. Future-Directed Identity and Disjunctive Criteria
  4. Second-Order Capacities
  5. When Did I Begin?

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  1. The Fetus Problem
  2. Playing the Problem Down
  3. Future-Directed Identity and Disjunctive Criteria
  4. Second-Order Capacities
  5. When Did I Begin?



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