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  • Ethical Conduct for Research involving Humans
  • Links to Applied Ethics Sites -- Andreas Teuber at Brandeis.

  • Adams, Robert. 1989. "Should Ethics Be More Impersonal?" Philosophical Review 98, No. 4: 439-84.

    Benn, S. I. 1976. "Freedom, Autonomy, and the Concept of a Person," Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society , 12: pp.

    Benson, Peter. 1994. "Rawls, Hegeln, and Personhood: A Reply to Sibyl Schwarzenbach," Political theory . 22 # 3: 491-

    Bermúdez, José. 1996. "The Moral Significance of Birth," Ethics: an international journal of social, political and legal philosophy 106 # 2

    Biro, J.I. 1981. "Persons as corporate entities and corporations as persons," Nature and System 3:173-80.

    Blasi, Augosto. 1984. "Moral Identity: Its Role in Moral Functioning," in W. Kurtines and J. Gewirtz (eds). Morality, Moral Behaviour, and Moral Development. Brisbane: John Wiley & Sons

    Bloom, William. 1990. Personal identity, national identity, and international relations . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Brothers, K. 1998. The Legal Status of Jewish Persons in the Third Reich -- web document.

    Braude, Stephen. 1996. "Multiple Personality and Moral Responsibility," Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology 3.1 (1996) 37-54.

    Chazan, Pauline. 1998. The Moral Self. New York and London: Routledge.

    Cochran, Larry. 1985. Position and the Nature of Personhood An Approach to the Understanding of Persons. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press.

    Cooper, Wes. 1994. "Virtual Reality and the Metaphysics of Self, Community, and Nature," International Philosophical Preprint Exchange.

    Cronan, Edward P. 1955. The Dignity of the Human Person . New York: Philosophical Library.

    Crosby, John F. 1993. "The Personhood of the Human Embryo," The Journal of medicine and philosophy ," 18 # 4: 399-418

    Dan-Cohen, Meir. 1986. Rights, persons, and organizations: a legal theory for bureaucratic society . Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Dennett, Daniel. 1975. "Conditions of Personhood," in Rorty (1975): 175-196

    Dillon, Robin. 1992. puts it: "Respect and Care: Toward Moral Integration," 22 Canadian Journal of Philosophy. 121: 105-132.

    Doonan, Kevin. 1991. "Person: a Key Concept for Ethics," Lincare Quarterly , 58 (4): 38-49.

    Doran, Kevin. 1989.What is a Person: The Implications for Ethics . Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press .

    Dresser, Rebecca. 1990. "Personal Identity and Punishment." Boston University Law Review, v. 70, (3): 395-

    Elliot, Robert. 1995. "Personal Identity, Potentiality and Abortion." Philosophical papers 24, 2: 141-

    Elliot, Robert. 1992. Review: "What is a Person? edited by Michael F. Goodman. Moral Personhood: an Essay in the Philosophy of Moral Psychology by G.E. Scott," Bioethics 6 # 1: 41-60

    Elton, Matthew. 1997. "Robots and Rights: The Ethical Demands of Artificial Agents."

    Engelhardt, H. Tristram Jr. 1993. "Personhood, Moral Strangers, and the Evil of Abortion: The Painful Experience of Post-Modernity," The Journal of medicine and philosophy ," 18 # 4: 419-422

    Engelhardt, H. Tristram Jr. 1984. "Persons and Humans: Refashioning Ourselves in a Better Image and Likeness," Zygon 19: 281-295.

    Feinberg, Joel. 1986. Harm to Self. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Flanagan, Owen. 1996. Self Expressions: Mind, Morals, and the Meaning of Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Flanagan, Owen. 1991. Review: "G. E. Scott, Moral Personhood: An Essay in the Philosophy of Moral Psychology," Ethics; an international journal of social, political and legal philosophy 101 # 4: 866

    Flanagan, Owen and Amelie Oksenberg Rorty (Eds). 1993. Identity, Character, and Morality: Essays in Moral Psychology Bradford Books.

    Frankfurt, Harry. 1987. The Importance of What We Care About. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

    French, Peter A. 1984. Collective and Corporate Responsibility . New York: Columbia University Press

    Gallagher, Shaun. 1996. "The Moral Significance of Primitive Self-Consciousness: Response to Bermúdez," Ethics: an international journal of social, political and legal philosophy 107, # 1 (October 1996).

    Gergen, Kenneth J. 1995. "Social Construction and the Transformation of Identity Politics," New School for Social Research Symposium, April 7, 1995.

    Goube de Laforest, P. 1996. "Life Sciences and the Concept of Person," Ethics & medicine 12 # 1: 10-

    Haksar, Vinit. 1991. Indivisible selves and moral practice . Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

    Hayden, Julia. 1994-2000. Ancient Law and Philosophy Website

    Hinman, Lawrence. Ethics Update. A rich website with resources that include legal cases and references representing all sides of the issues. Specific topics include:

  • Punishement and Dealth Penalty
  • Human Rights
  • The Moral Status of Animals

  • Jacobs, Jonathan. 1989.Virtue and Self Knowledge . New Jersey: Prentice Hall

    Johnson, Edward. 1982. "Ignoring Persons," in Respect for Persons, ed. O.H. Green, Tulane Studies in Philosophy. 31: 91-105

    Jordan, Shannon McIntyre. 1981. Decision Making for Incompetent Persons: A Study in Law and Morality. Thesis (PhD)--University of Georgia.

    Jordan, Shannon McIntyre. 1985. Decision Making for Incompetent Persons: The Law and Morality of Who Shall Decide. Springfield, IL: C. C. Thomas.

    Justice, J. Steven, 1994. "Personhood And Death--The Proper Treatment Of Anencephalic Organ Donors Under The Law," University of Cincinnati law review ," 62 # 3: 1227-

    Kamm, Frances Myrna. 1992. "Non-consequentialism, the Person as an End-in-Itself, and the Significance of Status." Philosophy & Public Affairs 21, 4: 354.

    Krapiec, M.A. 1993. Person and Natural Law (Catholic Thought from Lubin, Vol 7). Maria Szymanska (Translator). Berlin: Peter Lang Publishing.

    Kuczewski, Mark G. 1994. "Whose Will Is It Anyway? A Discussion of Advance Directives, Personal Identity, and Consensus in Medical Ethics," Bioethics 8 # 1: 27-48

    Kupperman, Joel. J. Character. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Larmer, Robert. 1995. "Abortion, Personhood and the Potential for Consciousness," Journal of applied philosophy 12 # 3: 241

    Levine, David P. 1997. Self-Seeking and the Pursuit of Justice Brookfield VT: Ashgate. (Avebury Series).

    Lee, Patrick. 1990. "Personhood, the Moral Standing of the Unborn and Abortion," Lincare Quarterly 57 (2): 80-89.

    Locke, Lawrence A. 1990. "Personhood and Moral Responsibility," Law and philosophy 9 # 1: 39-

    Lomasky, Loren E. 1987. Persons, Rights, and the Moral Community. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Machan, Tibor. R. 1998. Classical Individualism: The Supre;me Importance of Each Human Being . New York and London: Routledge.

    May, William. 1976. "What Makes a Human Being to be of Moral Worth," Thomist 40: 416-443.

    Mele, Alfred R. 1995. Autonomous Agents: From Self-Control to Autonomy, Oxford Univ Press, 1995

    Merrill, Sarah A. Bishop. 1987. Defining Personhood: Toward an Ethic of Quality in Care. Thesis (PhD)--SUNY-Albany, .

    Milo, Ronald D. 1973. Egoism and Altruism . Wadsworth Publishing Company

    Moreland, J. P. and Wallace, Stan. 1995. "Aquinas versus Locke and Descartes on the Human Person and End-of-Life Ethics," International philosophical quarterly 35 # 3: 319-

    Moruzzi, Norma Claire. 1993. "National Abjects: Julia Kristeva on the Process of Self-identification." in Ethics, Politics, and Difference in Julia Kristeva's Writings. Kelly Oliver, ed. New York: Routledge.

    Nelson, Hilde Lindemann. 1995. "Dethroning Choice: Analogy, Personhood, and the New Reproductive Technologies," Law, medicine & health care 23 # 2: 129-

    Noam, Gil G. and Thomas E. Wren 1993. The Moral Self . Cambridge: The MIT Press

    Peterfy, Agota. 1995. "Fetal Viability as a Threshold to Personhood: A Legal Analysis," The Journal of legal medicine 16 # 4: 607-

    Radden, Jennifer. 1996. Divided Minds and Successive Selves: Ethical Issues in Disorders of Identity and Personality. Cambridge: MIT Press.

    Read, Kenneth. 1967. "Morality and the Concept of the Person among the Gahuku-Gama." In J. Middleton,. Myth and Cosmos . New York: Doubleday.

    Richards, Barry (ed). 1989. Crises of the self: further essays on psychoanalysis and politics . London : Free Association Books.

    Rosati, Connie S. 1995. "Persons, Perspectives, and Full Information Accounts of the Good," Ethics 105: 296-325. For a discussion of this article, seeKurt Norlin

    Sapontzis, S. I. 1988. "A Critique of Personhood," Ethics 91 (4): 607-618.

    Sayers, Sean. 1998. Marxism and Human Nature . New York and London: Routledge.

    Scheffer, Samuel. 1982. "Ethics, Personal Identity and Ideals of the Person," Canadian Journal of Philosophy 12 (2)

    Scheler, Max. 1973 Formalism in ethics and non-formal ethics of values; a new attempt toward the foundation of an ethical personalism [5th rev. ed.]. Translated by Manfred S. Frings and Roger L. Funk. Evanston, Northwestern University Press

    Schneck, Stephen Frederick. 1987. Person and polis: Max Scheler's personalism as political theory Albany: State University of New York Press

    Scott G. E. 1990. Moral Personhood . Albany: State University of New York Press

    Siebers, Tobin. 1998. The subject and other subjects: On ethical, aesthetic, and political identity. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

    Seidler, Victor J. 1994. Recovering the Self: Morality and Social Theory . London: Routledge.

    Slote, Michael. 1984. Morality and the self-other asymmetry. Journal of Philosophy 81: 179-92

    Smith, George P. 1990. "Recognizing Personhood and the Right to Die with Dignity," Journal of palliative care 6 # 2: 24-

    Snauwaert, Dale T. 1995. "Ecological Identification, Friendship, and Moral Development: Justice and Care as Complementary Dimensions of Morality," Philosophy of Education Yearbook.

    Spelman, Elizabeth. 1977. "On Treating Persons as Persons," Ethics. 88: 150-161

    Stocker, Michael. 1994. Self-other asymmetries and virtue theory. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, LIV (3): 689-694.

    Stocker, Michael. 1976. Agent and other: Against ethical universalism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 54: 206-220.

    Storl, Heidi. 1990. An Analysis of Personhood and Its Implications for Humans, Identity, and Morality. Thesis (PhD)--Ohio State University, 1990.

    Suber, Peter. 1992. "Self-Determination and Selfhood in Recent Legal Cases," the 1992 Emerson Lecture at Earlham College.

    Supreme Court of the United States. 1993. Roe v. Wade. Decision on the Legality of Abortion.

    Taylor, Gabriele. 1994. "Vices and the Self." in Philosophy, Psychology, and Psychiatry. A. Phillips Griffiths, ed. Series: Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement; 37. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

    Teichman, Jenny. 1992. "Humanism and the Personism: The False Philosophy of Peter Singer," Quadrant 36, no 12: 26-29.

    Tomm, Winnie. 1992. "Ethics and Self-knowing: The Satisfaction of Desire." in Explorations in Feminist Ethics: Theory and Practice. Eve Browning Cole and Susan Coultrap-McQuin, eds. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.

    Turner, Dean. 1970. The autonomous man: an essay in personal identity and integrity . St. Louis: Bethany Press.

    Tymieniecka, Anna-Teresa. 1990. The Moral Sense and its Foundational Significance: Self, Person, Historicity, Community, Phenomenological Praxeology, and Psychiatry. Analecta Husserliana; 31. Dordrecht/Boston; Kluwer Academic.

    Unger, Peter. 1996. Living High and Letting Die. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Unger, Peter K. 1990. Identity, consciousness, and value . New York: Oxford University Press.

    Velleman, J. David. 1999. "Identification and Identity."

    Velleman, J. David. 1999. "Self-consistency as rational autonomy."

    Walters, James W. 1997. What Is a Person?: Brain Function and Moral Status. University of Illinois Press. Warren, Mary Anne . 1981. "Do Potential Persons have Rights?" in Responsibilities to Future Generations: Environmental Ethics. Ernest Partridge, ed. Buffalo: Prometheus Books, 1981.

    Weil, Simone Adolphine. 1981. Two Moral Essays: Draft for a Statement of Human Obligations, and, Human Personality. English translation of Personne et le Sacre. Ronald Hathaway, tr. Series: Pendle Hill Pamphlet 240. Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill Publications, 1981.

    Weiss, Roslyn. 1988. "The Perils of Personhood," in What is a Person? Michael F. Goodman, ed. Series: Contemporary Issues in Biomedicine, Ethics, and Society. Clifton, NJ: Humana Press.

    Werhane, Patricia Hogue. 1985. Persons, Rights, and Corporations. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1985.

    Wiggins, David. 1987. "The Person as Object of Science, As Subject of Experience, and as Locus of Value," in Persons and Personality , ed. A. Peacocke and G. Gillett. Oxford: Blackwell.

    Williams, Bernard. 1981. "Persons, Character, and Morality," in Moral Luck. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Wolff, Robert Paul. 1976. "There's Nobody Here but Us Persons," in Women and Philosophy; Toward a Theory of Liberation, ed. Carol C. Gould and Marx W. Wartofsky. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, pp. 128-144.

    Young, K. 1994. "The Zygote, The Embryo, and Personhood," Ethics & medicine 10 # 1: 2-

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