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Prof. Jeff McMahan, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_McMahan_(philosopher) 1954- 
All the following reviews about
McMahan, Jeff 2002. The Ethics of Killing. Oxford, OUP

are online at http://jeffersonmcmahan.com/

Reviewed Item: McMahan, Jeff 2002. The Ethics of Killing. Oxford, OUP.

McMahan, Jeff 2005. Book Symposium about McMahan, Jeff 2002 The Ethics of Killing;  On Harming and Killing: Replies to Hanser, Persson and Savulescu, and Wasserman. Philosophical Books 46 (1): 1-3 & 34-44. Page3 “I argue that we are neither incorporeal souls nor human organisms.
If I am not a soul, I cannot exist without being physically embodied. But if I am not identical with this organism, it is possible that I began to exist after it did and may cease to exist before it does, or indeed before it dies. I argue that this is in fact the case:  that we are embodied minds that begin to exist when the foetal brain develops the capacity to support consciousness, which occurs sometime between 22 and 30 weeks after conception. We continue to exist as long as those areas of the brain in which consciousness is realised retain the capacity for consciousness. When that capacity is irreversibly lost, we cease to exist. If this is right, abortions performed prior to 22 weeks (which constitute the vast majority of abortions) do not kill someone like you or me but instead prevent one of us from existing. What they kill is merely an unoccupied human organism that has neither interests nor rights. These abortions are therefore morally comparable to contraception.”

Agar, Nicholas 2003. Reviewed Item: McMahan, Jeff 2002. The Ethics of Killing. Oxford, OUP. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (3): 445-447.

Athanassoulis, Nafsika 2005. Reviewed Item: McMahan, Jeff 2002 The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life. Utilitas 17 (1): 117-119.

Elstein, Daniel J. 2005. The Asymmetry of Creating and Not Creating Life. Journal of Value Inquiry 39 (1): 49-59.

Hanser, Matthew 2005. Book Symposium: McMahan, Jeff 2002. The Ethics of Killing; Where's the Harm in Dying? Philosophical Books 46 (1): 4-10.

Holtug, Nils 2011. Killing and the Time-relative Interest Account. Journal of Ethics 15: 169–189.

Kamm, Frances M. 2007. Reviewed Item: McMahan, Jeff 2002. The Ethics of Killing. Philosophical Review 116: 273-280.

Kaposy, Chris 2007. Can Infants Have Interests in Continued Life? Theoretical and Applied Ethics 28 (4): 301-330! Page 330 "ABSTRACT. The philosophers Peter Singer and Jeff McMahan hold variations of the view that infant interests in continued life are suspect because infants lack the cognitive complexity to anticipate the future.".

Kumar, Rahul 2008. Permissible killing and the irrelevance of being human. Reviewed Item: McMahan, Jeff 2002. The Ethics of Killing. Oxford, OUP. Journal of Ethics 12 (1): 57-80.

Lang, Gerald 2005. Reviewed Item: McMahan, Jeff 2002. The Ethics of Killing. Oxford, OUP. Ratio 18 (3): 365-369.

Leist, Anton 2002. Frühes menschliches Leben zwischen Interesse und Identität. Besprechung: Jeff McMahan 2002 The Ethics of Killing. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 49 (6): 993-997.

Lippert-Rasmussen, Kasper 2002. Reviewed Item: McMahan, Jeff 2002. The Ethics of Killing. Oxford, OUP. SATS: Nordic Journal of Philosophy 3 (2): 154-158.

Marquis, Donald 2003. Reviewed Item: McMahan, Jeff 2002. The Ethics of Killing. Oxford, OUP. Ethics 113 (2): 437-440.

McKerlie, Dennis 2005. Reviewed Item: McMahan, Jeff 2002. The Ethics of Killing. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (2): 477-490.

Mulgan, Tim 2004. Critical Notice of 'The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life' by Jeff McMahan. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 34 (3): 443-460.(Bester 18! Seiten Review!)

Mulhall, Stephen 2002. Reviewed Item: McMahan, Jeff 2002. The Ethics of Killing. London Review of Books 24 (16): 16-18.

Persson, Ingmar 2002 Reviewed Item: McMahan, Jeff 2002. The Ethics of Killing. Oxford. OUP. Times Literary Supplement.

Persson, Ingmar / Savulescu, Julian 2005. Book Symposium: McMahan, Jeff 2002. The Ethics of Killing; McMahan on the withdrawing of life-prolonging aid. Philosophical Books 46 (1): 11-22.

Spitzley, Thomas 1998. McMahan on Psychological Continuity and the Value of Future Goods. In. Fehige, Christoph / Wessels, Ulla (eds.). Preferences (Perspektiven der Analytischen Philosophie. Band 19). Berlin, De Gruyter: 503-507.

Stretton, Dean 2004. The Deprivation Argument Against Abortion. Bioethics 18: 144-180 Page 144: “… they ignore the role of psychological connectedness in determining the magnitude or seriousness of deprivation-based harms: because the foetus is only weakly psychologically connected to its own future, it cannot be seriously harmed by being deprived of that future.”.

Wasserman, David 2005. Book Symposium: McMahan, Jeff 2002. The Ethics of Killing; Prenatal Harm and Preemptive Abortion in a Two-Tiered Morality. Philosophical Books 40 (1): 23-33.

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