By David DeGrazia

Whilst philosophers tackle own identification, and they discover numerical id. whilst non-philosophers tackle own identification, they typically keep in mind narrative id. This ebook develops bills of either senses of id, arguing that either are normatively very important, and is exclusive in its exploration of quite a lot of matters in bioethics in the course of the lens of id. protecting a organic view of our numerical identification and a framework for figuring out narrative id, David DeGrazia investigates numerous concerns for which concerns of identification turn out severe.

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That seems one too many. , Olson, The Human Animal, pp. 88–9. Cf. my “Persons, Organisms, and the Definition of Death,” pp. 424–5. Defenders of the higher-brain definition of death challenge existing legal standards of death and deny that PVS patients are alive. I respond to this approach in Chapter 4. ”, p. 101 and The Human Animal, p. 94. The formulation of the second, third, and fourth objections draws significantly from my “Advance Directives, Dementia, and ‘the Someone Else Problem’,” pp. 385–6.

But it is a human animal, a type of mammal, and mammals come into being biologically. Perhaps instead it came into being, long ago, as the fetus. But that would make it a numerically distinct being that currently overlaps you, sharing your matter. This is hard to fathom. 50 Consider again PVS. The person is gone, but a human animal continues to live, spontaneously breathing and so on. But, if a person and an animal can come apart, the person cannot be the animal, for nothing can outlast itself.

Then the information extracted from A’s brain is “downloaded” into the B-body brain, and vice versa. After the A-body person and the B -body person (described this way to avoid begging the question as to their identity) regain consciousness, the A-body person speaks and acts as if he has B ’s personality and character as well as detailed memories of B ’s life, and no memories of A’s life, prior to the operation; meanwhile, the B-body person similarly seems to have acquired the mental life of A.

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