Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 249–257

Personal identity and bioethics: the state of the art


DOI: 10.1007/s11017-010-9147-8

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Shoemaker, D. Theor Med Bioeth (2010) 31: 249. doi:10.1007/s11017-010-9147-8


In this introduction to the special issue of Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics on the topic of personal identity and bioethics, I provide a background for the topic and then discuss the contributions in the special issue by Eric Olson, Marya Schechtman, Tim Campbell and Jeff McMahan, James Delaney and David Hershenov, and David DeGrazia.


Personal identityBioethicsEthicsAdvance directivesAbortionOrgan procurement

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy & Murphy InstituteTulane UniversityNew OrleansUSA