Intention and Identity Collected Essays Volume II

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-12-01
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

John Finnis, Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy at Oxford University and Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame

John Finnis is Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of University College. He is the Biolchini Family Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame.

Table of Contents

Introduction Nature, Freedom, and Value in Personal Identity
1. The Priority of Persons
2. The Worth of Persons
3. Personal Identity in Aquinas and Shakespeare
Group Identity and Group Acts
4. Persons, Public Acts, and Personification
5. Persons and Their Associations
6. This Common Good and That
7. Law, Universality, and Personal and Social Identity
8. Truth, Universality, and Nations
Acts and Intentions
9. Human Acts
10. Intentions and Objects
11. Intentions and Side-effects
12. Intention in Tort
13. Conditional and Preparatory Intentions
14. Intention in Direct Discrimination
Persons Beginning and Dying
15. Organic Unity, Brain Life, and the Human Person's Beginning
16. When Most People Begin
17. On Producing Human Embryos
18. The Unborn Baby's "Status"
19. Brain Death and Peter Singer
20. Intentionally Killing the Brain Dead

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