Fertilization and the Beginning of a Human Individual
Ford (Norman)
Source: Norman Ford - When Did I Begin, 1988, Chapter 4
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Contents

  1. Fertilization – 102
  2. The case for a human individual beginning at fertilization – 108
  3. The case against a human individual beginning at fertilization – 116
    1. Genetic and ontological individuality – 117
    2. Identical twinning1 in the zygote2 – 119
    3. The zygote3 as a human individual in potency – 122
    4. The life process of the zygote4 and personhood – 124
    5. Biological human nature and ontological human individuation5 – 126
    6. Philosophical theories and biological facts – 129

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