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These are the papers on the subject of Personal Identity (and related topics) that I've collected, sorted by Sub-Topic. My intention is to provide abstracts for them all, with jumping off points for further thoughts. However, this might take several lifetimes.


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Baird (Robert M.) & Rosenbaum (Stuart E.), Eds. The Ethics of Abortion: Pro-Life Vs. Pro-Choice 1 More
Baird (Robert M.) & Rosenbaum (Stuart E.) - The Ethics of Abortion: Pro-Life Vs. Pro-Choice 354 4%
Baker (Lynne Rudder) Embryos and Stem­Cell Research 1 Abstract
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UMass Magazine, Spring 2006 2 Yes
Barilan (Y. Michael) One or Two: An Examination of the Recent Case of the Conjoined Twins from Malta 3 Abstract
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Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Feb. 2003, 28.1, pp. 27-44 18 .
Beckwith (Francis J.) Defending Abortion Philosophically: A Review of David Boonin's A Defense of Abortion 2 Abstract
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Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Apr. 2006, 31.2, pp. 177-203 27 .
Beckwith (Francis J.) Potentials and burdens: a reply to Giubilini and Minerva 1 Abstract
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Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 39, No. 5 (May 2013), pp. 341-344 4 17%
Brill (H. Skott) The Future-Like-Ours Argument, Personal Identity, and the Twinning Dilemma 1 Abstract
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Social Theory & Practice, Jul2003, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p419-430, 12p; 12 .
Brody (Baruch) Abortion and the Law 4 Abstract
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Brody - Abortion and the Sanctity of Human Life : a Philosophical View, 1975, Chapter 3 24 .
Brody (Baruch) Abortion and the Sanctity of Human Life: Epilogue 1 Abstract
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Brody - Abortion and the Sanctity of Human Life : a Philosophical View, 1975, Epilogue 2 Yes
Brody (Baruch) Abortion and the Sanctity of Human Life: Introduction 1 Abstract
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Brody - Abortion and the Sanctity of Human Life : a Philosophical View, 1975, Introduction 4 Yes
Brody (Baruch) Abortion and the Supreme Court 5 Abstract
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Brody - Abortion and the Sanctity of Human Life : a Philosophical View, 1975, Chapter 9 9 .
Brody (Baruch) The Morality of Abortion (1) 4 Abstract
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Brody - Abortion and the Sanctity of Human Life : a Philosophical View, 1975, Chapter 1 22 .
Brody (Baruch) The Morality of Abortion (2) 4 Abstract
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Brody - Abortion and the Sanctity of Human Life : a Philosophical View, 1975, Chapter 2 16 .
Camosy (Charles) Concern for our vulnerable prenatal and neonatal children: a brief reply to Giubilini and Minerva 1 Abstract
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Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 39, No. 5 (May 2013), pp. 296-298 3 .
Carter (William) Do Zygotes Become People? 1 Abstract
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Mind, 91.361 (Jan. 1982), pp. 77-95 19 Yes
Conee (Earl) Metaphysics and the morality of abortion 2 Abstract
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Mind, Volume 108, Number 432, October 1999 , pp. 619-646(28) 28 .
Davis (Michael) Fetuses, Famous Violinists, and the Right to Continued Aid 4 Abstract
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Philosophical Quarterly, 1983, Vol. 33 Issue 132, p259-278, 20p 20 .
DeGrazia (David) Prenatal Identity: Genetic Interventions, Reproductive Choices 1 Abstract
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DeGrazia - Human Identity and Bioethics, 2005, Chapter 7 41 5%
Engelhardt (H. Tristram) The Ontology of Abortion 3 Abstract
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Ethics, 84, No. 3, Apr., 1974, pp. 217-234 18 .
English (Jane) Abortion and the Concept of a Person 2 Abstract
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Canadian Journal of Philosophy, V, Oct. 1975, pp. 233-243 11 .
Feinberg (Joel) Abortion 3 Abstract
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Regan - Matters of Life and Death, 1980, Chapter 6 35 .
Feldman (Fred) Abortion and the Failure to Conceive 1 Abstract
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Feldman - Confrontations with the Reaper, Chapter 12 19 Yes
Forrester (Mary) Abortion: Objections and Policies 3 Abstract
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Forrester - Persons, Animals, and Fetuses: An Essay in Practical Ethics, 1996, Chapter 15 15 .
Forrester (Mary) Persons, Animals, and Fetuses: Summary 1 Abstract
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Forrester - Persons, Animals, and Fetuses: An Essay in Practical Ethics, 1996, Chapter 18 5 .
Giubilini (Alberto) & Minerva (Francesca) After-birth abortion: why should the baby live? 1 Abstract
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Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 39, No. 5 (May 2013), pp. 261-263 3 .
Giubilini (Alberto) & Minerva (Francesca) Clarifications on the moral status of newborns and the normative implications 1 More
Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 39, No. 5 (May 2013), pp. 264-265 2 .
Hall (Timothy) Abortion, the Right to Life, and Dependence 4 Abstract
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Social Theory & Practice, Jul2005, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p405-429, 25p 25 .
Hare (R.M.) Abortion and the Golden Rule 2 Abstract
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Philosophy and Public Affairs, Vol. 4, No. 3, Spring, 1975, pp. 201-222 22 .
Harman (Elizabeth) Creation Ethics: The Moral Status of Early Fetuses and the Ethics of Abortion 2 Abstract
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Philosophy & Public Affairs, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Autumn, 1999) (pp. 310-324) 15 .
Hauskeller (Michael) Reflections from a Troubled Stream: Giubilini and Minerva on 'After-Birth Abortion' 1 Abstract
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The Hastings Center Report, Vol. 42, No. 4 (July-August 2012), pp. 17-20 4 17%
Hershenov (David) Abortions and Distortions: An Analysis of Morally Irrelevant Factors in Thomson's Violinist Thought Experiment 3 Abstract
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Social Theory & Practice, Jan2001, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p129-148, 20p 20 .
Hershenov (David) Explaining the Psychological Appeal of Viability as a Cutoff Point 2 Abstract
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National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly. 6:4, Winter 2006, 681-686 6 .
Hershenov (David) How a Hylomorphic Metaphysics Constrains the Abortion Debate 2 Abstract
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National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly. 5:4, 2005, 751-764 14 12%
Hershenov (David) Perdure and Murder 1 Abstract
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American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine, 2011 14 12%
Hershenov (David) & Koch-Hershenov (Rose J.) Fission and Confusion 1 Abstract
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Christian Bioethics, 12:237–254, 2006 19 .
Hershenov (David) & Koch-Hershenov (Rose J.) Morally Relevant Potential 1 Abstract
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Journal of Medical Ethics, 2014 12 12%
Hershenov (David) & Koch-Hershenov (Rose J.) The Relevance of Metaphysics to the Morality of Abortion 2 Abstract
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Mind. (Resubmission Requested) 30 .
Hudson (Hud) Pre-Persons, Post-Persons, Non-Persons, and Person-Parts 1 Abstract
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Hudson (Hud) - A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person, 2001, Chapter 6 18 .
Kolb (Charles E.M.) The Proposed Human Life Statute: Abortion as Murder 5 Abstract
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ABA Journal, Sep81, Vol. 67 Issue 9, p1123, 4p; 4 .
Koritansky (Peter) The Role of Philosophy in the Contemporary Abortion Debate. 2 Abstract
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Christian Bioethics, Jan-Apr2004, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p63-67, 5p 6 .
Laing (Jacqueline) Infanticide: a reply to Giubilini and Minerva 1 Abstract
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Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 39, No. 5 (May 2013), pp. 336-340 5 17%
Lee (Patrick) A Christian Philosopher’s View of Recent Directions in the Abortion Debate 3 Abstract
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Christian Bioethics, Jan-Apr2004, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p7-31, 25p 26 .
Lerner (Berel Dov) Review of 'Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction' by David Shoemaker 1 Abstract
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Metapsychology On-Line, Jun 16th 2009 (Volume 13, Issue 25 2 Yes
Little (Margaret Olivia) Abortion, Intimacy, and the Duty to Gestate 2 Abstract
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Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Sep., 1999), pp. 295-312 18 7%
Maitzen (Stephen) Abortion in the Original Position 2 More
The Personalist Forum, Vol. 15, No. 2, Proceedings of the International Conference on Persons, Santa Fe, NM, 1999 (Fall 1999) (pp. 373-388) 16 .
Manninen (Bertha Alvarez) Yes, the baby should live: a pro-choice response to Giubilini and Minerva 1 Abstract
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Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 39, No. 5 (May 2013), pp. 330-335 6 17%
Marquis (Don) Abortion and Death 1 More
Bradley (Ben), Feldman (Fred) & Johansson (Jens) - The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death 23 .
Marquis (Don) Why Abortion is Immoral 1 Abstract
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Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 86, No. 4, Apr., 1989, pp. 183-202 20 .
McGee (Andrew J.) The moral status of babies 1 Abstract
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Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 39, No. 5 (May 2013), pp. 345-348 4 .
McMahan (Jeff) Beginnings 2 Abstract
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Jeff McMahan - The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life, 2002, Chapter 4 156 .
Moreland (J.P.) & Rae (Scott) The Moral & Metaphysical Status of the Unborn: Abortion and Fetal Research 1 More
Moreland & Rae - Body & Soul - Human Nature and the Crisis in Ethics, Chapter 7 32 .
Mori (Maurizio) The Italian reaction to the Giubilini and Minerva paper 1 Abstract
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Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 39, No. 5 (May 2013), pp. 317-322 6 17%
Oderberg (David) The Metaphysical Status of the Embryo: Some Arguments Revisited 1 Abstract
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Journal of Applied Philosophy 25 (2008): 263-76 14 12%
Oderberg (David) The Origination of a Human Being - Rejoinder to Persson 1 Abstract
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Unpublished: obtained from Oderberg's website 7 .
Pluhar (Werner S.) Abortion and Simple Consciousness 4 Abstract
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Journal of Philosophy 74, No. 3, Mar., 1977, pp. 159-172 14 .
Quinn (Warren S.) Abortion: Identity and Loss 2 Abstract
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Philosophy & Public Affairs, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Winter, 1984) (pp. 24-54) 31 .
Radest (Howard B.) Biomedical Ethics: Humanist Perspectives 1 More
Radest (Howard B.) - Biomedical Ethics: Humanist Perspectives 450 3%
Rodger (Daniel), Blackshaw (Bruce P.) & Wilcox (Clinton) Why arguments against infanticide remain convincing 1 Abstract
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Bioethics. 2018;00:1–5 5 Yes
Shoemaker (David) Embryos, Souls, and the Fourth Dimension 1 Abstract
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Social Theory & Practice, Jan2005, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p51-75, 25p 25 Yes
Shoemaker (David) Moral Issues at the Beginning of Life, Part I: Killing 1 Abstract
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Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction, 2009, Chapter 4 24 Yes
Shoemaker (David) Personal Identity and Ethics 1 Abstract
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Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 2005-12 74 Yes
Singer (Peter) Birth after Death 1 Abstract
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Singer - Rethinking Life & Death - The Collapse Our Traditional Ethics, Chapter 1 11 .
Singer (Peter) Making Quality of Life Judgments 1 Abstract
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Singer - Rethinking Life & Death - The Collapse Our Traditional Ethics, Chapter 6 26 .
Singer (Peter) Rethinking Life & Death: Prologue 1 Abstract
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Singer - Rethinking Life & Death - The Collapse Our Traditional Ethics, Prologue 6 Yes
Singer (Peter) Uncertain Beginnings 1 Abstract
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Singer - Rethinking Life & Death - The Collapse Our Traditional Ethics, Chapter 5 23 .
Sterba (James P.) Abortion, Distant Peoples, and Future Generations 3 Abstract
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Journal of Philosophy 77, No. 7, Jul., 1980, pp. 424-440 13 .
Thomson (Judith Jarvis) A Defense of Abortion 1 Abstract
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Philosophy and Public Affairs, Vol. 1, No. 1, Autumn, 1971, pp. 47-66 20 25%
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Abortion 1 Abstract
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Tollefsen (Christopher) Abortion and the Human Animal 1 Abstract
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Christian Bioethics, Volume 10, Number 1, April 2004, pp. 105-116(12). 12 Yes
Tollefsen (Christopher) Embryos, Individuals, and Persons: An Argument Against Embryo Creation and Research 3 Abstract
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Journal of Applied Philosophy; Apr2001, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p65, 14p 14 .
Tooley (Michael) Abortion 1 Abstract
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Luper - The Cambridge Companion to Life and Death, 2014, Chapter 15 21 6%
Tooley (Michael) Abortion and Infanticide 1 More
Tooley (Michael) - Abortion and Infanticide 450 5%
Tooley (Michael) Abortion and Infanticide 3 Abstract
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Philosophy and Public Affairs, Vol. 2, No. 1, Autumn, 1972, pp. 37-65 29 .
Vehmas (Simo) Is it Wrong to Deliberately Conceive or Give Birth to a Child with Mental Retardation? 3 Abstract
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Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Feb. 2002, 27.1, pp. 47-63 17 .
Warren (Mary Anne) On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion 3 More
Monist, 57 (1973), pp. 43-61 19 .
Wreen (Michael J.) The Standing is Slippery 3 Abstract
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Philosophy - 79, Oct2004, Issue 310, p553-572, 20p 20 .

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