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Personal Identity

Brain Death

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14/01/2017 20:18:14 1977 Brain Death
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Animalism Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Brain Brain Criterion Death
Human Beings Near Death Experiences Persistent Vegetative State Person What Matters

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Brain Death, 2, 3 Pregnancy    

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
Agich (George J.) & Jones (Royce P.) Personal Identity and Brain Death: A Critical Response Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13  
Baker (Lynne Rudder) When Do Persons Begin and End? Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Bernat (James L.) A Defense of the Whole-Brain Concept of Death Paper Low Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4  
Buzzi (Giorgio) Correspondence: Near-Death Experiences Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Campbell (Courtney S.) A No-Brainer: Criticisms of Brain-Based Standards of Death Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13  
Chiong (Winston) Brain Death without Definitions Paper Low Quality Abstract 2  
Cranford (Ronald E.) The Persistent Vegetative State: The Medical Reality (Getting the Facts Straight) Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Dagi (T. Forcht) & Kaufman (Rebecca) Clarifying the Discussion on Brain Death Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
DeGrazia (David) Identity, What We Are, and the Definition of Death Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Donnelly (John) Death and Ivan Ilych Paper High Quality Abstract    
Forrester (Mary) Persons, Animals, and Fetuses: Summary Paper High Quality Abstract    
Gert (Bernard), Lizza (John), Youngner (Stuart) & Chiong (Winston) Matters of 'Life' and 'Death' Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Halevy (Amir) Beyond Brain Death? Paper Low Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Hershenov (David) Olson's Embryo Problem Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Lizza (John) Persons, Humanity, & the Definition of Death Book Medium Quality Abstract    
Lizza (John) Persons, Humanity, & the Definition of Death: Preface Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Lockwood (Michael) When Does a Life Begin? Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5 Yes
Lustig (B. Andrew) Theoretical and Clinical Concerns About Brain Death: The DebateContinues Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Mackie (David) Personal Identity and Dead People Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
McMahan (Jeff) Endings Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
McMahan (Jeff) The Ethics of Killing: Preface Paper High Quality Abstract 2  
Morioka (Masahiro) Brain Dead Person: Preface + TOC & Chapters 1, 2, 5 & 7 Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4  
Morioka (Masahiro) Current Debate on the Ethical Issues of Brain Death Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Morioka (Masahiro) Reconsidering Brain Death: A Lesson From Japan's Fifteen Years of Experience Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Olson (Eric) The Human Animal: References Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Perry (John), Ed. Personal Identity Book Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Piccinini (Gualtiero) & Bahar (Sonya) No Mental Life after Brain Death: The Argument from the Neural Localization of Mental Functions Paper Low Quality Abstract 2  
Potts (Michael) A Requiem for Whole Brain Death: A Response to D. Alan Shewmon's ‘The Brain and Somatic Integration’ Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Puccetti (Roland) Conquest of Death Paper High Quality Abstract    
Seifert (Josef) Is 'Brain Death' Actually Death Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Singer (Peter) Dr. Shann’s Dilemma Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Singer (Peter) How Death was Redefined Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Singer (Peter) Rethinking Life & Death - The Collapse Our Traditional Ethics Book Medium Quality Abstract    
Steineck (Christian) Brain Death, Death, and Personal Identity Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brain Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brain Death Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Death Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Pregnancy Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Veatch (Robert M.) The Death of Whole-Brain Death: The Plague of the Disaggregators, Somaticists, and Mentalists Paper High Quality Abstract 2  
Veatch (Robert M.) The Impending Collapse of the Whole-Brain Definition of Death Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Agich (George J.) & Jones (Royce P.) Personal Identity and Brain Death: A Critical Response Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophy & Public Affairs, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Summer, 1986), pp. 267-274 No
Agich (George J.) & Jones (Royce P.) Personal Identity and Brain Death: A Critical Response Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract Philosophy & Public Affairs, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Summer, 1986), pp. 267-274 No
Baker (Lynne Rudder) When Do Persons Begin and End? Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Distinguished Faculty Lecture, December 5, 2005 Yes
Bernat (James L.) A Defense of the Whole-Brain Concept of Death Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract The Hastings Center Report, Vol. 28, No. 2 (Mar. - Apr., 1998), pp. 14-23 No
Buzzi (Giorgio) Correspondence: Near-Death Experiences Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract Lancet. Vol. 359, Issue 9323 (June 15, 2002): 2116-2117 Yes
Campbell (Courtney S.) A No-Brainer: Criticisms of Brain-Based Standards of Death Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Oct. 2001 26.5, pp. 539-551 No
Chiong (Winston) Brain Death without Definitions Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract The Hastings Center Report, Vol. 36, No. 3 (May - Jun., 2006), pp. 4-6 No
Cranford (Ronald E.) The Persistent Vegetative State: The Medical Reality (Getting the Facts Straight) Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract The Hastings Center Report, Vol. 18, No. 1 (Feb. - Mar., 1988), pp. 27-32 No
Dagi (T. Forcht) & Kaufman (Rebecca) Clarifying the Discussion on Brain Death Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Oct. 2001 26.5, pp. 503-525 No
DeGrazia (David) Human Identity and Bioethics Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 10%
DeGrazia (David) Identity, What We Are, and the Definition of Death Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract DeGrazia - Human Identity and Bioethics, 2005, Chapter 4 4%
Donnelly (John) Death and Ivan Ilych Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Donnelly (John) - Language, Metaphysics and Death: A Metaphysical Reader (First Edition) 67%
Forrester (Mary) Persons, Animals, and Fetuses: An Essay in Practical Ethics Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Forrester (Mary) - Persons, Animals, and Fetuses: An Essay in Practical Ethics 7%
Forrester (Mary) Persons, Animals, and Fetuses: Summary Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Forrester - Persons, Animals, and Fetuses: An Essay in Practical Ethics, 1996, Chapter 18 No
Gert (Bernard), Lizza (John), Youngner (Stuart) & Chiong (Winston) Matters of 'Life' and 'Death' Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract The Hastings Center Report, Vol. 36, No. 3 (May - Jun., 2006), pp. 4-6 Yes
Green (Michael) & Wikler (Daniel) Brain Death and Personal Identity Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Philosophy and Public Affairs, 1980, 105-133 Yes
Halevy (Amir) Beyond Brain Death? Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Oct. 2001 26.5, pp. 493-501 No
Hershenov (David) Olson's Embryo Problem Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 80, Number 4, December 01, 2002, pp. 502-511(10) No
Lamb (David) Diagnosing Death Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Philosophy and Public Affairs, 1978, 144-153 Yes
Lizza (John) Persons, Humanity, & the Definition of Death Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Lizza (John) - Persons, Humanity, & the Definition of Death 4%
Lockwood (Michael) When Does a Life Begin? Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Lockwood - Moral Dilemmas in Modern Medicine, 1987 Yes
Lockwood (Michael) When Does a Life Begin? Paper - Referencing High Quality Abstract Lockwood - Moral Dilemmas in Modern Medicine, 1987 Yes
Lockwood (Michael), Ed. Moral Dilemmas in Modern Medicine Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 43%
Lockwood (Michael), Ed. Moral Dilemmas in Modern Medicine Book - Referencing (via Paper Referencing) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 43%
Mackie (David) Personal Identity and Dead People Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Philosophical Studies 95, Number 3, September 1999, pp. 219-242(24). Yes
Martin (L. Michael) & Augustine (Keith) The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life After Death Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 15%
McMahan (Jeff) Endings Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Jeff McMahan - The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life, 2002, Chapter 5 No
McMahan (Jeff) The Ethics of Killing: Preface Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Jeff McMahan - The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life, 2002, Preface No
McMahan (Jeff) The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract McMahan (Jeff) - The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life No
McMahan (Jeff) The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied No
Morioka (Masahiro) Brain Dead Person: Preface + TOC & Chapters 1, 2, 5 & 7 Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Website; Whole-chapter extracts from printed book (translated from the Japanese). 5%
Morioka (Masahiro) Current Debate on the Ethical Issues of Brain Death Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Proceedings of International Congress on Ethical Issues in Brain Death and Organ Transplantation, University of Tsukuba, (2004):57-59 No
Morioka (Masahiro) Reconsidering Brain Death: A Lesson From Japan's Fifteen Years of Experience Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Hastings Center Report 31, no.4 (2001): 41-46 No
Piccinini (Gualtiero) & Bahar (Sonya) No Mental Life after Brain Death: The Argument from the Neural Localization of Mental Functions Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Martin & Augustine - The Myth of an Afterlife, Part 1, Chapter 6 No
Potts (Michael) A Requiem for Whole Brain Death: A Response to D. Alan Shewmon's ‘The Brain and Somatic Integration’ Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Oct. 2001 26.5, pp. 479-491 No
Puccetti (Roland) Conquest of Death Paper - By Subtopic High Quality Abstract Donnelly (John) - Language, Metaphysics and Death: A Metaphysical Reader (First Edition) 33%
Seifert (Josef) Is 'Brain Death' Actually Death Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract The Monist, Vol. 76, No. 2, Philosophical Aspects of Death and Dying (APRIL 1993), pp. 175-202 No
Shewmon (D. Alan) The Brain and Somatic Integration: Insights Into the Standard Biological Rationale for Equating “Brain Death” With Death Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Oct. 2001 26.5, pp. 457-478 No
Singer (Peter) Birth after Death Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Singer - Rethinking Life & Death - The Collapse Our Traditional Ethics, Chapter 1 No
Singer (Peter) Dr. Shann’s Dilemma Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Singer - Rethinking Life & Death - The Collapse Our Traditional Ethics, Chapter 3 No
Singer (Peter) How Death was Redefined Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Singer - Rethinking Life & Death - The Collapse Our Traditional Ethics, Chapter 2 No
Singer (Peter) Making Quality of Life Judgments Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Singer - Rethinking Life & Death - The Collapse Our Traditional Ethics, Chapter 6 No
Singer (Peter) Rethinking Life & Death - The Collapse Our Traditional Ethics Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Medium Quality Abstract Singer (Peter) - Rethinking Life & Death - The Collapse Our Traditional Ethics 1%
Singer (Peter) Rethinking Life & Death - The Collapse Our Traditional Ethics Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 1%
Singer (Peter) Rethinking Life & Death: Prologue Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Singer - Rethinking Life & Death - The Collapse Our Traditional Ethics, Prologue Yes
Singer (Peter) Tony Bland and the Sanctity of Human Life Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Singer - Rethinking Life & Death - The Collapse Our Traditional Ethics, Chapter 4 No
Steineck (Christian) Brain Death, Death, and Personal Identity Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract KronoScope, Volume 3, Number 2, 2003, pp. 227-249(23). No
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brain Death Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Death Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Pregnancy Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Veatch (Robert M.) The Death of Whole-Brain Death: The Plague of the Disaggregators, Somaticists, and Mentalists Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Aug. 2005, 30.4, pp. 353-378 No
Veatch (Robert M.) The Impending Collapse of the Whole-Brain Definition of Death Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract The Hastings Center Report, Vol. 23, No. 4 (Jul. - Aug., 1993), pp. 18-24 No
Walker (A. Earl) Cerebral Death Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Walker (A. Earl) - Cerebral Death 2%



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