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    Aging, Death, and Human Longevity: A Philosophical Inquiry.Christine Overall - 2003 - University of California Press.
    With the help of medicine and technology we are living longer than ever before. As human life spans have increased, the moral and political issues surrounding longevity have become more complex. Should we desire to live as long as possible? What are the social ramifications of longer lives? How does a longer life span change the way we think about the value of our lives and about death and dying? Christine Overall offers a clear and intelligent discussion of the philosophical (...)
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    Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis.Christine Overall - 1987 - Allen & Unwin.
    This book should be essential reading for anyone interested in the new reproductive technologies, biomedical ethics, and women's health.
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    Why Have Children?: The Ethical Debate.Christine Overall - 2012 - MIT Press.
    In contemporary Western society, people are more often called upon to justify the choice not to have children than they are to supply reasons for having them. In this book, Christine Overall maintains that the burden of proof should be reversed: that the choice to have children calls for more careful justification and reasoning than the choice not to. Arguing that the choice to have children is not just a prudential or pragmatic decision but one with ethical repercussions, Overall offers (...)
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  4. Transsexualism and “Transracialism”.Christine Overall - 2004 - Social Philosophy Today 20:183-193.
    This paper explores, from a feminist perspective, the justification of major surgical reshaping of the body. I define “transracialism” as the use of surgery to assist individuals to “cross” from being a member of one race to being a member of another. If transsexualism, involving the use of surgery to assist individuals to “cross” from female to male or from male to female, is morally acceptable, and if providing the medical and social resources to enable sex crossing is not morally (...)
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    A Feminist I: Reflections From Academia.Christine Overall - 1998 - Broadview Press.
    Our universities are the locus of ongoing debates over the politics of gender, of class, of disadvantage and disability—and over the issue of “political correctness.” In _A Feminist I_ Christine Overall offers wide-ranging reflections from a first-person point of view on these issues, and on the politics of the modern university itself. In doing so she continually returns to underlying epistemological concerns. What are our assumptions about the ways in which knowledge is constructed? To what degree are our perceptions shaped (...)
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  6. Miracles as Evidence Against the Existence of God.Christine Overall - 1985 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 23 (3):347-353.
    AN ASSUMPTION IN DEBATES ABOUT THE PHILOSOPHICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF MIRACLES IS THAT IF A MIRACLE (A VIOLATION OF NATURAL LAW OR A PERMANENTLY INEXPLICABLE EVENT) WERE TO OCCUR, IT WOULD BE EVIDENCE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF THE CHRISTIAN GOD. THE PAPER EXPLORES RESERVATIONS BY SEVERAL PHILOSOPHERS ABOUT THIS CONNECTION BETWEEN GOD AND MIRACLES, AND PRESENTS ARGUMENTS TO SHOW THAT IF A MIRACLE WERE TO OCCUR THERE WOULD BE GOOD REASON TO DENY THAT GOD EXISTS.
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    Reproductive ‘Surrogacy’ and Parental Licensing.Christine Overall - 2015 - Bioethics 29 (5):353-361.
    A serious moral weakness of reproductive ‘surrogacy’ is that it can be harmful to the children who are created. This article presents a proposal for mitigating this weakness. Currently, the practice of commercial ‘surrogacy’ operates only in the interests of the adults involved , not in the interests of the child who is created. Whether ‘surrogacy’ is seen as the purchase of a baby, the purchase of parental rights, or the purchase of reproductive labor, all three views share the same (...)
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    Miracles and God: A Reply to Robert A. H. Larmer.Christine Overall - 1997 - Dialogue 36 (4):741.
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    Miracles, Evidence, Evil, and God: A Twenty-Year Debate.Christine Overall - 2006 - Dialogue 45 (2):355-366.
    This paper is the latest in a debate with Robert Larmer as to whether the occurrence of a miracle would provide evidence for the existence of God or against the existence of God. Whereas Larmer’s view is categorical (miracles occur and are evidence for the existence of God), mine is hypothetical (if the events typically described as miracles were to occur -- although I do not believe they do -- they would be evidence against the existence of God). The reason (...)
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    Miracles and Larmer.Christine Overall - 2003 - Dialogue 42 (1):123.
    This paper, a reply to Robert Larmer’s "Miracles, Evidence, and God," is the sixth in an exchange between us that began in 1985 on the epistemic status of miracles. Here I argue against Larmer’s definition of "miracle" because it is based upon an anthropomorphic understanding of laws of nature. But even granting his definition, I demonstrate that his method of showing that miracles are evidence for God is circular. I contend that if a miracle were to occur, it would be (...)
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  11. What's Wrong with Prostitution? Evaluating Sex Work.Christine Overall - 1992 - Signs 17 (4):705-724.
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  12. Human Reproduction: Principles, Practices, Policies.Christine Overall - 1993 - Oxford University Press.
     
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    Thinking Like a Woman: Personal Life and Political Ideas.Christine Overall - 2001 - Sumach Press.
    ago that thinking (along with speaking and acting) “like a woman” was taken as a matter of shame and weakness. The phrase remains an insult to any man who is accused of being “like a woman” in any respect. But the only reason the phrase ...
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    Public Toilets: Sex Segregation Revisited.Christine Overall - 2007 - Ethics and the Environment 12 (2):71-91.
    : Public toilets are a key part of the urban environment. This paper examines and evaluates the pervasive sex segregation, throughout North America, of public toilets. The issue is situated within a larger context—the design and management of the urban environment; larger assumptions about sexuality, reproduction, and privacy that govern that environment; and continuing compulsory sex identification and segregation which still define key areas of "public" space. I examine seven groups of arguments in favor of sex segregation, arguing that all (...)
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    Miracles, Evidence, Evil, and God.Christine Overall - 2006 - Dialogue 45 (2):355-366.
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    Transsexualism and “Transracialism”.Christine Overall - 2004 - Social Philosophy Today 20:183-193.
    This paper explores, from a feminist perspective, the justification of major surgical reshaping of the body. I define “transracialism” as the use of surgery to assist individuals to “cross” from being a member of one race to being a member of another. If transsexualism, involving the use of surgery to assist individuals to “cross” from female to male or from male to female, is morally acceptable, and if providing the medical and social resources to enable sex crossing is not morally (...)
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    Feeling Fraudulent: Some Moral Quandaries of a Feminist Instructor.Christine Overall - 1997 - Educational Theory 47 (1):1-13.
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    Aging, Death, and Human Longevity: A Philosophical Inquiry.Christine Overall - 2005 - Hypatia 20 (3):226-229.
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  19. Feminist Perspectives: Philosophical Essays on Method and Morals.Christine Overall, Sheila Mullett & Lorraine Code (eds.) - 1988 - University of Toronto Press.
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    The Least Worst Death: Essays in Bioethics on the End of Life.Margaret Pabst Battin, Elliott D. Cohen, Michael Davis & Christine Overall - 1995 - Philosophical Quarterly 45 (181):545-550.
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    Miracles As Evidence Against The Existence of God.Christine Overall - 1985 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 23 (3):347-353.
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  22. Role Muddles: The Stereotyping of Feminists.Christine Overall - 1992 - Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women.
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  23. In Search of Parenthood.Judith N. Lasker, Susan Borg, Christine Overall, Patricia Spallone, Deborah Lynn Steinberg & Michelle Stanworth - 1989 - Hypatia 4 (3):136-149.
    A critical review of four recent works that reflect current conflicts and tensions among feminists regarding new reproductive technologies: In Search of Parenthood by Judith Lasker and Susan Borg; Ethics and Human Reproduction by Christine Overall; Made to Order, Patricia Spallone and Deborah Steinberg, eds. and Reproductive Technologies: Gender, Motherhood and Medicine, Michelle Stanworth, ed. Their positions are evaluated against the background of growing feminist dialogue about the future of reproduction and the bearing of reproductive innovations on such related issues (...)
     
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  24. ‘From Here to Eternity’: Is It Good to Live Forever?Christine Overall - 2010 - In David Benatar (ed.), Life, Death, and Meaning: Key Philosophical Readings on the Big Questions, 2nd edition. Rowman & Littlefield.
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    The Politics of Communities A Review of H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr.'S The Foundations of Bioethics.Christine Overall - 1989 - Hypatia 4 (2):179-185.
    This review essay examines H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.'s The Foundations of Bioethics, a contemporary nonfeminist text in mainstream biomedical ethics. It focuses upon a central concept, Engelhardt 's idea of the moral community and argues that the most serious problem in the book is its failure to take account of the political and social structures of moral communities, structures which deeply affect issues in biomedical ethics.
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  26. Gender, Aspirational Identity, and Passing.Christine Overall - 2012 - In Dennis Cooley & Kelby Harrison (eds.), Passing/Out: Sexual Identity Veiled and Revealed. Ashgate Press.
  27. 'Nowhere at Home’: Toward a Phenomenology of Working Class Consciousness.Christine Overall - 1995 - In C. L. Barney Dewes & Carolyn Leste Law (eds.), This Fine Place So Far From Home: Voices of Academics From the Working Class. Temple University Press.
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    Conjoined Twins, Embodied Personhood, and Surgical Separation.Christine Overall - 2009 - In Lisa Tessman (ed.), Feminist Ethics and Social and Political Philosophy: Theorizing the Non-Ideal. Springer. pp. 69--84.
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  29. Human reproduction : principles, practices, policies.Christine Overall - 1996 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 186 (1):189-190.
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    Heterosexuality and Feminist Theory.Christine Overall - 1990 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 20 (1):1 - 18.
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    Staying Alive: A Reply to the Commentators on Aging, Death, and Human Longevity: A Philosophicallnquiry.Christine Overall - 2006 - Dialogue 45 (3):577-590.
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  32. Sex/Gender Transitions and Life-Changing Aspirations.Christine Overall - 2009 - In Laurie Shrage (ed.), “You’ve Changed”: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity. Oxford University Press.
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  33. Staying Alive: A Reply to the Commentators on Aging, Death, and Human Longevity: A Philosophical Inquiry: Dialogue.Christine Overall - 2006 - Dialogue 45 (3):577-590.
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    Concepts of Life Span and Life-Stages: Implications for Ethics.Christine Overall - 2002 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 32 (sup1):298-318.
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    Selective Termination of Pregnancy and Women's Reproductive Autonomy.Christine Overall - 1990 - Hastings Center Report 20 (3):6-11.
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    Monogamy, Nonmonogamy, and Identity.Christine Overall - 1998 - Hypatia 13 (4):1 - 17.
    After a brief discussion of the terms "monogamy" and "nonmonogamy," I evaluate explanations offered by different theorists for the pain that nonmonogamy can cause to the partner (especially a female partner) of a nonmonogamous person (of either sex). My suggestion is that the self, especially the female self, is conventionally defined in terms of sexual partners. I present and reply to a possible objection to this explanation, and then discuss my theory's normative implications.
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    Access to In Vitro Fertilization: Costs, Care and Consent.Christine Overall - 1991 - Dialogue 30 (3):383-397.
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    The Ghosts of Epidemics Past, Present, and FutureAIDS: The Making of a Chronic DiseasePerspectives on AIDS: Ethical and Social IssuesAIDS in the Industrialized Democracies: Passions, Politics, and Policies.Carol Levine, Elizabeth Fee, Daniel M. Fox, Christine Overall, William P. Zion, David L. Kirp & Ronald Bayer - 1993 - Hastings Center Report 23 (4):39.
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  39. Feminism and Atheism.Christine Overall - 2006 - In Michael Martin (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Atheism. Cambridge University Press.
  40. Feminism, Ontology, and ‘Other Minds’.Christine Overall - 1988 - In Lorraine Code, Sheila Mullett & Christine Overall (eds.), Feminist Perspectives: Philosophical Essays on Method and Morals. University of Toronto Press.
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  41. Into the Mouths of Babes: The Moral Responsibility to Breastfeed.Christine Overall & Tabitha Bernard - 2012 - In Sheila Lintott & Maureen Sander-Staudt (eds.), Philosophical Inquiry into Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering: Maternal Subjects. Routledge.
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  42. Mother/Fetus/State Conflicts.Christine Overall - 1989 - Health Law in Canada 9 (4):101-103, 122.
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    Reply to “Overall and Larmer on Miracles as Evidence for the Existence of God”.Christine Overall - 2014 - Dialogue 53 (4):601-609.
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    Rethinking Abortion, Ectogenesis, and Fetal Death.Christine Overall - 2015 - Journal of Social Philosophy 46 (1):126-140.
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    Staying Alive.Christine Overall - 2006 - Dialogue 45 (3):577-590.
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  46. Ethical Imagination or Ethical Reasoning. [REVIEW]Christine Overall - 2007 - Journal of Canadian Studies 41 (3):185-192.
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  47. Old Age and Ageism, Impairment and Ableism: Exploring the Conceptual and Material Connections.Christine Overall - 2006 - National Women’s Studies Association Journal 18 (1):207-217.
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  48. Philosophy and the Canadian Public: Which Philosophy? Which Public? Why Canada? [REVIEW]Christine Overall - 2008 - Journal of Canadian Studies 42 (3):208-215.
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    Innovation and Injustice.Christine Overall - 1986 - Teaching Philosophy 9 (4):354-358.
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    Précis of Aging, Death, and Human Longevity: A Philosophical Lnquiry.Christine Overall - 2006 - Dialogue 45 (3):537-548.
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