<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Munzer (Stephen R.) - Transplantation, Chemical Inheritance, and the Identity of Organs (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_05/PaperSummary_5344.htm">Transplantation, Chemical Inheritance, and the Identity of Organs</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/M/Author_Munzer (Stephen R.).htm">Munzer (Stephen R.)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 45, No. 2, Jun., 1994, pp. 555-570</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperSummary_5344.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PapersToNotes_5344.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Philosophers Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">The identity of deoxyribonucleic acid and of organs across time is examined with special, though not exclusive, reference to <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_104.htm">transplantation</A><SUP>1</SUP>. Substantial identity of DNA is a plausible necessary condition of organ identity. Both DNA identity and organ identity can matter. DNA identity almost always matters in <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_104.htm">transplant</A><SUP>2</SUP> situations, for the phenomenon of <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_104.htm">transplant</A><SUP>3</SUP> rejection is DNA- based. Philosophical considerations figure both in the foundations of <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_104.htm">transplantation</A><SUP>4</SUP> biology and in the understanding of gene therapy.</ol></FONT><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="2018-08-02T06:32" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:32:00</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>