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Human Embryos as Individuals and Persons

(Original title: Ľudské embryá ako indivíduá a osoby)
Filozofia, 65 (2010), 6, 538-551.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

In his paper, the author argues that human embryos are individuals and persons. He accepts the critique of the non-individuation argument of human zygote and refutes the possibility of understanding blastomers as individuals. Finally, realism in the understanding of personal identity is accepted on the basis of an argument justifying substantial form as a principle of personal identity.


Human embryo, Individual, Person, Realism, Personal identity

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