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Personal Identity - Pregnancy

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  • Frequently I’ll have made copious marginal annotations, and sometimes have written up a review-note.
  • In the former case, I intend to transfer the annotations into electronic form as soon as I can find the time.
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  • My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I’ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage.
Footnote 11:
  • 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.
  • Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected.
Footnote 12:
  • The item that my algorithms drew my attention to is the possibility of “post-mortem pregnancy”.
  • This anomalous notion is motivated by the adoption of “brain death” as the legal or clinical definition of death, where the mother is deemed dead but is evidently sufficiently biologically alive to carry the fetus as far as viability.
Footnote 13:
  • Doubtless of very dubious relevance, but you never know.


Note last updated: 10/10/2018 16:43:41





References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Barkow (Jerome), Cosmides (Leda) & Tooby (John), Eds. The Adapted Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and the Generation of Culture Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) High Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 2%
Brody (Baruch) Abortion and the Sanctity of Human Life : a Philosophical View Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 5%
Brody (Baruch) Abortion and the Sanctity of Human Life: Introduction Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Brody - Abortion and the Sanctity of Human Life : a Philosophical View, 1975, Introduction Yes
Davis (Michael) Fetuses, Famous Violinists, and the Right to Continued Aid Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Philosophical Quarterly, 1983, Vol. 33 Issue 132, p259-278, 20p No
English (Jane) Abortion and the Concept of a Person Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Canadian Journal of Philosophy, V, Oct. 1975, pp. 233-243 No
Finn (Suki) Bun or bump? Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract
(Write-Up Started)
Aeon, 27 July, 2017 Yes
Forrester (Mary) Persons, Animals, and Fetuses: An Essay in Practical Ethics Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 7%
Forrester (Mary) Problems and Persons: Introduction Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Forrester - Persons, Animals, and Fetuses: An Essay in Practical Ethics, 1996, Introduction 33%
Hains (Brigid) & Hains (Paul) Aeon: C-F Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 34%
Kazez (Jean) The Philosophical Parent: Asking the Hard Questions About Having and Raising Children Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Kazez (Jean) The Philosophical Parent: Asking the Hard Questions About Having and Raising Children Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract
(Copy Annotated)
Kazez (Jean) - The Philosophical Parent: Asking the Hard Questions About Having and Raising Children Yes
Kingma (Elselijn) BUMP: Better Understanding the Metaphysics of Pregnancy (B1) Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Southampton University Website Yes
Kingma (Elselijn) Were You Part of Your Mother? Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract
(Mostly Author's Text)
Mind (In Press, 18 December 2019) 78%
Lizza (John) Persons, Humanity, & the Definition of Death Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Lizza (John) - Persons, Humanity, & the Definition of Death 4%
Ludwig (Arnold) How do we Know who we are? A Biography of the Self Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 5%
Ludwig (Arnold) How do we Know who we are? Prologue Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Ludwig - How do we Know who we are? A Biography of the Self Yes
Olson (Eric) The Human Animal - Personal Identity Without Psychology Book - Cited Low Quality Abstract Olson (Eric) - The Human Animal - Personal Identity Without Psychology Yes
Profet (Margie) Pregnancy sickness as adaptation: A deterrent to maternal ingestion of teratogens Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Barkow, Cosmides & Tooby - The Adapted Mind, 1992, Chapter 8 No
Scott (Rosamund) The Pregnant Woman and the Good Samaritan: Can a Woman have a Duty to Undergo a Caesarean Section? Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Volume 20, Number 3, 2000, pp. 407-436(30) No
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Abortion Paper - Referencing Medium Quality Abstract
(Write-Up Complete)
  Yes

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