<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Transplants (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_17/PaperSummary_17902.htm">Thesis - Transplants</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/T/Author_Todman (Theo).htm">Todman (Theo)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: </th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_17/PaperSummary_17902.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_104.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><ul type="disc"><li>This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note '<a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_104.htm">Transplants</A><SUP>1</SUP>' during my Thesis research, as from 2011. </li><li>For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Summary" above. </li></ul><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><hr><br><B><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17902_2">Write-up</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17902_2"></A></u> (as at 14/05/2018 21:00:00): Transplants</B><BR><br><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17902_3">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17902_3"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li>From the standpoint of Personal Identity, the most significant transplants are <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_763.htm">Brain Transplants</A><SUP>4</SUP>, which have their own Note. </li><li>In the context of <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalism</A><SUP>5</SUP>, however  where it is said (by <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_8/Notes_868.htm">Olson</A><SUP>6</SUP>) that the <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_55.htm">brain</A><SUP>7</SUP> is just another organ  there is less reason for Brain Transplants to receive centre-stage. Some <a name="6"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_50.htm">animalists</A><SUP>8</SUP> resist the  Transplant Intuition  which is that  we go where our brains go , but I will discuss that in the Note just mentioned.</li><li>But, the animalist must still consider whether an organism can survive the transplant of  lesser organs, and which  if any  transplants it cannot survive. We certainly accept that major-organ transplants  and even a complex of organs such as heart/lungs  preserve the human <a name="7"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_30.htm">animal</A><SUP>9</SUP> (and <a name="8"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_9.htm">person</A><SUP>10</SUP>). </li><li>Are there any limits beyond which we cannot go? Do we have to allow for a case of <a name="9"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_34.htm">fusion</A><SUP>11</SUP> in extreme circumstances? Is there a  core of the animal that preserves identity while peripheral organs are swapped out? </li><li>What about inorganic transplants? Is the human animal preserved, and does it incorporate the transplanted organs, or are they useful appendages (like clothes) that are external to it. Alternatively, do we then have a <a name="10"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_66.htm">cyborg</A><SUP>12</SUP>? What about implants that affect our <a name="11"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_47.htm">mentation</A><SUP>13</SUP>?</li><li>While the transplantation of cerebrums and larger brain-parts, including WBTs will be covered elsewhere, this Note should cover TEs involving smaller brain-tissue transplants, which are supposed to transfer psychological elements from one person to another and not identity as such. </li><li>This note will not cover the ethics of transplantation, but only the metaphysics thereof. That said, I ve read, enjoyed and briefly commented on <a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1611.htm">Ishiguro (Kazuo) - Never Let Me Go</A>". </li><li>For a page of <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17902_14">Links</A></U><SUB>14</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17902_14"></A> to this Note, <a href="Notes_104_Links.htm">Click here</a>. Unfortunately, almost all of these references relate to the ethics of organ transplantation, wither <em>per se</em>, related to issues to do with  brain death , or to  cannibalisation arguments against consequentialism. So, precious few are itemised in the two lists immediately below. </li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17902_15">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>15</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17902_15"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17902_16">include</A></U><SUB>16</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17902_16"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1611.htm">Ishiguro (Kazuo) - Never Let Me Go</A>", Ishiguro</li><li><a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15141.htm">Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity and Immortality</A>", Shoemaker</li><li><a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_19/Abstract_19031.htm">Zimmerman (Dean) - Bodily Resurrection: The Falling Elevator Model Revisited</A>", Zimmerman</li></ol></li><li>A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22004.htm">Bernecker (Sven) - The Nature of Memory Causation</A>", Bernecker</li><li><a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5344.htm">Munzer (Stephen R.) - Transplantation, Chemical Inheritance, and the Identity of Organs</A>", Munzer</li><li><a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20196.htm">Northoff (G.) - Do Brain Tissue Transplants Alter Personal Identity? Inadequacies of Some 'Standard' Arguments</A>", Northoff</li><li><a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21012.htm">Snowdon (Paul) - Strengthening the Rejection of Transplant Arguments</A>", Snowdon</li></ol></li><li>This is mostly a <a name="12"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_737.htm">place-holder</A><SUP>17</SUP>. </li></ul><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P17902_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17902_2"><B>Footnote 2</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (14/05/2018 21:00:00). </li><li><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_104.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17902_3"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17902_3"><B>Footnote 3</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>A number of my philosophical Notes are  promissory notes currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned. </li><li>I ve decided to add some text  whether by way of motivation, or something more substantive  for all these identified topics related to my Thesis.</li><li>As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance. </li><li>The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17902_14"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17902_14"><B>Footnote 14</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>If only a  non-updating run has been made, the links are only one-way  ie. from the page of links to the objects that reference this Note by mentioning the appropriate key-word(s). The links are also only indicative, as they haven t yet been confirmed as relevant. </li><li>Once an updating run has been made, links are both ways, and links from this Notes page (from the  Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note and  Summary of Note Links to this Page sections) are to the  point of link within the page rather than to the page generically. Links from the  links page remain generic. </li><li>There are two sorts of updating runs  for Notes and other Objects. The reason for this is that Notes are archived, and too many archived versions would be created if this process were repeatedly run. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P17902_15"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17902_15"><B>Footnote 15</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Frequently I ll have made copious marginal annotations, and sometimes have written up a review-note. </li><li>In the former case, I intend to transfer the annotations into electronic form as soon as I can find the time. </li><li>In the latter case, I will have remarked on the fact against the citation, and will integrate the comments into this Note in due course. </li><li>My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17902_16"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17902_16"><B>Footnote 16</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>I may have read others in between updates of this Note  in which case they will be marked as such in the  References and Reading List below.</li><li>Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected. </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></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="2018-08-13T13:23" pubdate>13/08/2018 13:23:15</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>