Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 249-257

First online:

Personal identity and bioethics: the state of the art

  • David ShoemakerAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy & Murphy Institute, Tulane University Email author 

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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 identity Bioethics Ethics Advance directives Abortion Organ procurement