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    The Moral Status of the Human Embryo.Mark T. Brown - 2018 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 43 (2):132-158.
    Moral status ascribes equal obligations and rights to individuals on the basis of membership in a protected group. Substance change is an event that results in the origin or cessation of individuals who may be members of groups with equal moral status. In this paper, two substance changes that affect the moral status of human embryos are identified. The first substance change begins with fertilization and ends with the formation of the blastocyst, a biological individual with moral status comparable to (...)
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    The Potential of the Human Embryo.Mark T. Brown - 2007 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 32 (6):585 – 618.
    A higher order potential analysis of moral status clarifies the issues that divide Human Being Theorists who oppose embryo research from Person Theorists who favor embryo research. Higher order potential personhood is transitive if it is active, identity preserving and morally relevant. If the transition from the Second Order Potential of the embryo to the First Order Potential of an infant is transitive, opponents of embryo research make a powerful case for the moral status of the embryo. If it is (...)
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  3. Multiple Personality and Personal Identity.Mark T. Brown - 2001 - Philosophical Psychology 14 (4):435 – 447.
    If personal identity consists in non-branching psychological continuity, then the sharp breaks in psychological connectedness characteristic of Multiple Personality Disorder implicitly commit psychological continuity theories to a metaphysically extravagant reification of alters. Animalist theories of personal identity avoid the reification of alternate personalities by interpreting multiple personality as a failure to integrate alternative autobiographical memory schemata. In the normal case, autobiographical memory cross-classifies a human life, and in so doing provides access to a variety of interpretative frameworks with their associated (...)
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  4. Moral Complicity in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Research.Mark T. Brown - 2009 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 19 (1):pp. 1-22.
    Direct reprogramming of human skin cells makes available a source of pluripotent stem cells without the perceived evil of embryo destruction, but the advent of such a powerful biotechnology entangles stem cell research in other forms of moral complicity. Induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) research had its origins in human embryonic stem cell research and the projected biomedical applications of iPS cells almost certainly will require more embryonic stem cell research. Policies that inhibit iPSC research in order to avoid moral (...)
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    The Elimination of Personal Identity.Mark T. Brown - 2003 - Southwest Philosophy Review 19 (1):239-247.
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  6. By Author.Nikola Biller-Andorno, Alexander Morgan, Andrea Boggio, Alex See Capron & Mark T. Brown - 2009 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 19 (4):415-418.
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    Focused Topic Introductory Philosophy Courses.Mark T. Brown - 1996 - Teaching Philosophy 19 (2):145-153.
    This paper details methods for teaching a topic-based approach to an introductory philosophy course. The problem with course surveys is that they sacrifice depth because of their fast pace, which often leaves students behind. Students are unable to grasp the scope of survey courses and only high functioning students appear to benefit from the structure. The single topic method can serve as a point of entry to the history of philosophy and students can gain a more intimate relationship with the (...)
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    In Sight but Out of Mind: Do Competing Views Test the Limits of Perception Without Awareness?Mark T. Brown & D. Besner - 2004 - Consciousness and Cognition 13 (2):421-429.
    Over a century’s worth of research suggests that “perception” without awareness is a genuine phenomenon. However, relatively little research has explored the question of whether all visually presented information activates representations in long term memory without awareness. Two experiments explored the use of a figure–ground display consisting of competing views in which one view dominates the other such that subjects are unaware of the non-dominant view. Neither experiment provided evidence that the non-dominant view activated its representation in long term memory (...)
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  9. Response to Byrnes and Furton.Mark T. Brown - 2009 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 19 (2):pp. 206-209.
  10. Semantic Features of the Identities of Persons.Mark T. Brown - 1987 - Dissertation, University of Kansas
    The chief goal of this dissertation is to attain some clarity with respect to the interconnected issues which constitute the problem of personal identity. The logical and linguistic categories developed by Saul Kripke provide the tools through which these issues can be separated and put into perspective. In the first two chapters I examine the modal and other semantic features of rigid singular terms and such rigid predicates as natural kind terms. I defend both the transworld identity of named individuals (...)
     
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    Three Kinds of Weakness of the Will.Mark T. Brown - 2005 - Southwest Philosophy Review 21 (2):135-138.
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    The Problem of Free Will in Heaven.Mark T. Brown - 2008 - Southwest Philosophy Review 24 (1):109-116.
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    The Somatic Integration Definition of the Beginning of Life.Mark T. Brown - 2019 - Bioethics 33 (9):1035-1041.
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    Unfelt Feelings.Mark T. Brown - 2006 - Southwest Philosophy Review 22 (2):117-122.
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    Why Individual Identity Matters.Mark T. Brown - 1990 - Southwest Philosophy Review 6 (1):99-104.
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