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    The Frustrating Problem For Four-Dimensionalism
    Philosophical Studies 165 (3): 1097-1115. 2013.
    I argue that four-dimensionalism and the desire satisfaction account of well-being are incompatible. For every person whose desires are satisfied, there will be many shorter-lived individuals (‘person-stages’ or ‘subpersons’) who share the person’s desires but who do not exist long enough to see those desires satisfied; not only this, but in many cases their desires are frustrated so that the desires of the beings in whom they are embedded as proper temporal parts may be fulfilled. I call this t…Read more
  •  48
    Split brains: no headache for the soul theorist
    Religious Studies 50 (4): 487-503. 2014.
    Split brains that result in two simultaneous streams of consciousness cut off from each other are wrongly held to be grounds for doubting the existence of the divinely created soul. The mistake is based on two related errors: first, a failure to appreciate the soul's dependence upon neurological functioning; second, a fallacious belief that if the soul is simple, i.e. without parts, then there must be a unity to its thought, all of its thoughts being potentially accessible to reflection or even …Read more
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    Seized by the spirit of modern science (review)
    with Stephen Gaukroger, John Schuster, and James Franklin
    Metascience 6 (1): 1-28. 1997.
    Reviews of Peter Dear's Discipline and Experience: The Mathematical Way in the Scientific Revolution.
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    Grey Matters: Personal Identity (edited book)
    University of Kentucky Press. 2014.
  • _Ethical Issues: Perspectives for Canadians_ is a collection of readings designed to introduce students to a number of important ethical topics, including obligations toward the environment, the treatment of non-human animals, abortion, assisted reproduction, euthanasia, freedom of expression, pornography, multiculturalism, terrorism, and war. Readings have been carefully selected to represent a broad array of perspectives and arguments. Relevant legislation, court cases, and other non-philosoph…Read more