Hilde Lindemann is Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University. A Fellow of the Hastings Center and a past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, she is also a former editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and the Hastings Center Report. She has written widely on narrative approaches to bioethics, feminist ethics, the ethics of families, and the social construction of persons and their identities.
Preface Acknowledgments 1. What Child Is This? The Practice of Personhood 2. The Architect and The Bee: Calling the Fetus into Personhood 3. Second Persons: The Work of Identity Formation 4. Ordinary Identity-Work: How We Usually Go On 5. Struggling to Catch Up: Challenges to Identity-Work 6. What and When to Let Go: Identities at the End of Life 7. What Does It All Mean? References Index