Chapters in Books

“Reproductive Technology and the Future of the Family,” in Women and Men: Interdisciplinary Readings on Gender, edited by Greta Hofmann Nemiroff (Markham, Ontario: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1987): 245‑261.

  • Reprinted in Continuity and Change in Marriage and Family, edited by Jean E. Veevers (Toronto: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1990): 466‑477.
  • Excerpted in Sociology in Our Times, 2nd Canadian Edition, edited by Diana Kendall, Jane Lothian Murray, and Rick Linden (Scarborough, Ontario: Nelson Thomson Learning 1999): 490-492.

“Feminism, Ontology, and ‘Other Minds’,” in Feminist Perspectives: Philosophical Essays on Method and Morals, edited by Lorraine Code, Sheila Mullett and Christine Overall (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988, and reprinted, 1992): 89‑106.

“Role Models: A Critique,” in Women—Isolation and Bonding: Readings in the Ecology of Gender, edited by Kathleen Storrie (Toronto: Methuen, 1987): 179‑186.

“Surrogate Motherhood,” in Science, Morality and Feminist Theory, edited by Marsha Hanen and Kai Nielsen, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume 13 (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1987): 285‑305.

Reprinted in Health Care Ethics in Canada, edited by Françoise Baylis, Jocelyn Downie, Benjamin Freedman, Barry Hoffmaster, and Susan Sherwin (Toronto: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1995): 469-479.

  • Reprinted in Applied Ethics: Reflective Moral Reasoning, edited by Susan Dimock and Christopher Tucker (Toronto: Nelson, 2004): 517-531.

“AIDS and Women: The (Hetero)Sexual Politics of HIV Infection,” in Perspectives On AIDS: Ethical and Social Issues, edited by Christine Overall with William Zion (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1991): 27‑42.

“The Case against the Legalization of Contract Motherhood,” in Debating Canada’s Future: Views From the Left, edited by Simon Rosenblum and Peter Findlay (Toronto: James Lorimer, 1991): 210‑225.

“Genealogical Implications of Reproductive Engineering and Technologies,” Proceedings of the Ontario Genealogical Society Seminar 91, compiled by Nancy F. Cutway (Toronto: Ontario Genealogical Society, 1991): n.p.

“Ethical Issues of Modern Reproductive Technology,” in Medicine, Ethics, and Law: Canada and Poland in Dialogue, edited by Tomasz Dybowski, David J. Roy, Marek Safjan, and Jean‑Louis Baudouin (Montreal: Center for Bioethics, 1991): 117‑128.

“Biological Mothers and the Disposition of Fetuses after Abortion,” in Bioethics and the Fetus—Biomedical Ethics Reviews, 1991, edited by James Humber and Robert Almeder (Clifton, New Jersey: Humana Press, 1991): 39‑57.

“Ethics and Human Reproduction” (chapter 4 of Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis), reprinted in Ethical Issues: Perspectives for Canadians, edited by Eldon Soifer (Peterborough: Broadview Press, 1992): 95‑108.

“Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Reproductive Rights in Canada,” in Challenging Times: The Women’s Movement in Canada and the United States, edited by Constance Backhouse and David Flaherty (Montreal: McGill‑Queen’s University Press, 1992): 240‑251, 320‑322.

  • Reprinted in Readings in Health Care Ethics, 2nd edition, edited by Elisabeth (Boetzkes) Gedge and Wilfrid J. Waluchow (Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2012): 127-135.

“Childbirth” (chapter 5 of Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis), reprinted in Gender Basics: Feminist Perspectives on Women and Men, edited by Anne Minas (Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1993): 448‑456.

  • Reprinted in Gender Basics: Feminist Perspectives on Women and Men, 2nd edition, edited by Anne Minas (Belmont, California: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2000): 431-438.

“Ethics and Human Reproduction,” taken from “Introduction” to Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis, reprinted in Readings in Biomedical Ethics: A Canadian Focus, edited by Eike‑Henner W. Kluge (Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice‑Hall Canada, 1993): 430‑440.

“‘Nowhere at Home’: Toward a Phenomenology of Working Class Consciousness,” in This Fine Place So Far From Home: Voices of Academics from the Working Class, edited by C. L. Barney Dews and Carolyn Leste Law (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Temple University Press, 1995): 209-220.

“Reflections on Reproductive Rights in Canada” (chapter 1 of Human Reproduction: Principles, Practices, Policies), in Readings in Law and Society, edited by Jane Banfield, sixth edition (North York: Captus Press, 1995): 332-338, 489-490; seventh edition (North York: Captus Press, 1997): 338-344, 470-471.

  • Reprinted in Readings in Health Care Ethics, edited by Elisabeth Boetzkes and Wilfrid J. Waluchow (Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2000): 181-189.

“Frozen Embryos and ‘Fathers’ Rights’: Parenthood and Decision‑Making in the Cryopreservation of Embryos,” in Reproduction, Ethics, and the Law: Feminist Perspectives, edited by Joan C. Callahan (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1995): 178-198.

“Reflections of a Sceptical Bioethicist,” in Philosophical Perspectives on Bioethics, edited by L. W. Sumner and Joseph Boyle (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Toronto Studies in Philosophy Series, 1996): 163-186.

“Mother/Foetus/State Conflicts,” Chapter 2 of Human Reproduction: Principles, Practices, Policies, reprinted in Feminist Philosophies, 2nd edition, edited by Janet A. Kourany, James Sterba, and Rosemarie Tong (Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1999): 96-99.

“Ethics and Abortion,” Encyclopedia of Reproductive Technologies, edited by Annette Burfoot (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1999): 122-124.

“Return to Gender, Address Unknown: Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of the Concept of Gender in Feminist Theory and Practice,” in Marginal Groups and Mainstream American Culture, edited by Yolanda Estes, Arnold Lorenzo Farr, Patricia Smith, and Clelia Smyth (Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2000): 24-50.

“New Reproductive Technologies and Practices: Benefits or Liabilities for Children?” in The Cambridge Medical Ethics Workbook: Case Studies, Commentaries and Activities, edited by Michael Parker and Donna L. Dickenson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001): 60-64.

“Do New Reproductive Technologies Benefit or Harm Children?” in Ethical Issues in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, edited by Donna L. Dickenson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002): 305-319.

“Concepts of Life Span and Life-Stages: Implications for Ethics,” Feminist Moral Philosophy, edited by Samantha Brennan (Calgary, Alberta: University of Calgary Press, 2002): 299-318.

“Professor Jack Stevenson,” in The Best Teacher I Ever Had: Personal Reports from Highly Productive Scholars, edited by Alex Michalos (London, Ontario: The Althouse Press, 2003): 192-193.

“Reproductive Rights and Access to the Means of Reproduction” (chapter 8 of Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis), in Should Parents Be Licensed? Debating the Issues, edited by Peg Tittle (Buffalo, New York: Prometheus Press, 2004), pp. 130-140.

“Longevity, Identity, and Moral Character: A Feminist Approach,” in The Fountain of Youth: Cultural, Scientific, and Ethical Perspectives on a Biomedical Goal, edited by Stephen G. Post and Robert H. Binstock (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004), pp. 286-303.

  • Reprinted in Bioethics in a Changing World, edited by Jennifer A. Parks and Victoria S. Wike (Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education Inc.), pp. 659-667.

“Walter Terence Stace,” in the Dictionary of Twentieth Century British Philosophers, edited by Stuart Brown (Bristol, UK: Thoemmes Press, 2005), pp. 990-994.

“Using the First Person ‘I’ in Academic Writing” and “Procedural Openings,” in Writing Analytically, by David Rosenwasser, Jill Stephen, and Doug Babington (Toronto: Thomson/Nelson, 2006), pp. 18 and 280.

“Feminism and Atheism,” in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, edited by Michael Martin (Cambridge University Press, 2006), pp. 233-249.

“My Path to Feminist Philosophy,” in Minds of Our Own: Inventing Feminist Scholarship and Women’s Studies in Canada and Québec, 1966-76, edited by Wendy Robbins, Meg Luxton, Margrit Eichler, and Francine Descarries (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2008), pp. 304-310.

“Limitare le risorse sanitarie in base all’età e il ‘dovere di morire’: una valutazione” (“Age Rationing and the ‘Duty to Die’: An Assessment”) in Questioni di Fine Vita: Riflessioni Bioetiche al Femminile, edited by Carla Faralli and Silvia Zullo (Bologna: Bononia University Press, 2008), pp. 57-75.

“Atheism,” in Faith in Faithlessness: An Anthology of Atheism, edited by Dimitrios Roussopoulos (Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2008), pp. 239-241.

“Life Enhancement Technologies: Significance of Social Category Membership,” in Human Enhancement, edited by Julian Savulescu and Nick Bostrom (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 327-340.

  • To be reprinted in The Ethics of Sports Technologies and Human Enhancement, edited by Thomas H. Murray and Voo Teck Chuan (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing, forthcoming 2016).

“Sex/Gender Transitions and Life-Changing Aspirations,” in “You’ve Changed”: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity, edited by Laurie Shrage (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 11-27.

“Conjoined Twins, Embodied Personhood, and Surgical Separation,” in Feminist Ethics and Social and Political Philosophy: Theorizing the Non-Ideal, edited by Lisa Tessman (New York: Springer, 2009), pp. 69-84.

  • Reprinted in Bioethics: An Anthology, edited by Helga Kuhse, Udo Schüklenk, and Peter Singer (Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley Blackwell, 2015), pp. 292-304.

“Unanswered Prayers,” in 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists, edited by Russell Blackford and Udo Schüklenk. (Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), pp. 118-122.

  • Reprinted as “Modlitwy bez odpowiedzi,” in Dlaczego Jesteśmy Ateistami, edited by Russell Blackford and Udo Schüklenk. (Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Czarna Owca, 2011), pp. 149-154.
  • Reprinted in the Korean edition (Hyeonamsa Publications, 2012), pp. 33-39.
  • Reprinted as “Plegarias no Atendidas,” in 50 Voces Incrédulas: Por Qué Somos Ateos, edited by Russell Blackford and Udo Schüklenk. Translation by Josep Sarret Grau. (Barcelona: Biblioteca Buridán, 2013), pp. 157-162.

“‘From Here to Eternity’: Is It Good to Live Forever?” in Life, Death, and Meaning: Key Philosophical Readings on the Big Questions, 2nd edition, edited by David Benatar (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2010), pp. 379-393.

  • Reprinted in Life, Death, and Meaning: Key Philosophical Readings on the Big Questions, 3rd edition, edited by David Benatar (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), pp. 349-362.

“Indirect Indoctrination, Internalized Religion, and Parental Responsibility,” in Religious Upbringing and the Costs of Freedom: Personal and Philosophical Essays, edited by Peter Caws and Stefani Jones (University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010), pp. 11-26.

“New Reproductive Technologies and Practices: Benefits or Liabilities for Children?” excerpted in The Cambridge Medical Ethics Workbook, second edition, edited by Donna Dickenson, Richard Huxtable, and Michael Parker (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010): 34-36.

“Life Span Extension: Metaphysical Basis and Ethical Outcomes,” in Enhancing Human Capacities, edited by Julian Savulescu, Ruud Ter Meulen, and Guy Kahane (Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), pp. 386-397.

“What I Learned in Deanland, or The Adventures of a (Female) Associate Dean,” in Not Drowning But Waving: Women, Feminism, and the Liberal Arts, edited by Susan Brown, Jeanne Perrault, Jo-Ann Wallace, and Heather Zwicker (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2011), pp. 143-155.

“Into the Mouths of Babes: The Moral Responsibility to Breastfeed,” with Tabitha Bernard, in Philosophical Inquiry into Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering: Maternal Subjects, edited by Sheila Lintott and Maureen Sander-Staudt (New York: Routledge, 2012), pp. 49-63.

“Adopting a Life Course Approach,” excerpted from my book, Aging, Death, and Human Longevity, in Health Care Ethics in Canada, third edition, edited by Françoise Baylis, Barry Hoffmaster, Susan Sherwin, and Kirstin Borgerson (Toronto: Nelson Education Ltd., 2012), pp. 77-85.

Précis of Aging, Death, and Human Longevity: A Philosophical Inquiry reprinted in Readings in Health Care Ethics, 2nd edition, edited by Elisabeth (Boetzkes) Gedge and Wilfrid J. Waluchow (Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2012), pp. 618-624.

“Women in Academia: Eight Misperceptions,” in Nancy’s Chair 25th Anniversary Celebration: A Collection of Lectures by the Holders of Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies, 1999-2012, edited by Rita Shelton Deverell (Halifax, Nova Scotia: The Institute for Women, Gender, and Social Justice, 2012), pp. 35-42.

“The Ethical University,” in Nancy’s Chair 25th Anniversary Celebration: A Collection of Lectures by the Holders of Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies, 1999-2012, edited by Rita Shelton Deverell (Halifax, Nova Scotia: The Institute for Women, Gender, and Social Justice, 2012), pp. 43-58.

“Gender, Aspirational Identity, and Passing,” in Passing/Out: Sexual Identity Veiled and Revealed, edited by Dennis Cooley and Kelby Harrison (Farnham, England: Ashgate Press, 2012), pp. 203-211.

“Comments on Karin Sellberg’s ‘Pro-Passing, Transgender Identity and Literature: (Post-) Transsexual Politics and Poetics of Passing’,” in Passing/Out: Sexual Identity Veiled and Revealed, edited by Dennis Cooley and Kelby Harrison (Farnham, England: Ashgate Press, 2012), pp. 219-223.

“A Response to Sellberg,” in Passing/Out: Sexual Identity Veiled and Revealed, edited by Dennis Cooley and Kelby Harrison (Farnham, England: Ashgate Press, 2012), pp. 227-229.

“Trans Persons, Cisgender Persons, and Gender Identities,” in The Philosophy of Sex, sixth edition, edited by Raja Halwani and Nicholas Power (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012), pp. 251-267.

  • Reprinted in College Ethics: A Reader on Moral Issues That Affect You, edited by Bob Fischer (Oxford University Press, 2017), pp. 188-200.

“Sexism and the Gendering of Universities,” in Changing Places: Feminist Essays in Empathy and Relocation, edited by Valerie Burton and Jean Guthrie (Toronto: Inanna Publications, 2014), pp. 56-71.

“What is the Value of Procreation?” in Family-Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges, edited by Françoise Baylis and Carolyn McLeod (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), pp. 89-108.

“My Parents’ Hands Are on My Back,” in Class Lives: Stories from Across Our Economic Divide, edited by Chuck Collins, Jennifer Ladd, Maynard Seider, and Felice Yeskel (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2014), pp. 124-126.

“When Prospective Parents Disagree” (excerpted from Why Have Children? The Ethical Debate) in Applied Ethics: A Multicultural Approach, sixth edition, edited by Larry May and Jill B. Delston (New York: Taylor and Francis, 2016), pp. 379-392.

“Think Before You Breed” (reprint), in The Stone Reader: Modern Philosophy in 133 Arguments, edited by Peter Catapano and Simon Critchley (New York: Norton/Liveright, 2016), pp. 546-550.

  • To be reprinted in The Stone Reader: Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments (New York: Norton/Liveright, 2017).

“Parental Licensing and Pregnancy as a Form of Education,” in Procreation, Parenthood, and Educational Rights: Ethical and Philosophical Issues, edited by Jaime Ahlberg and Michael Cholbi (New York: Routledge, 2016), pp. 246-267.

“Paradox in Practice: What We Can Learn about Love from Relationships between Parents and Young Adult Children,” in New Philosophies of Love and Sex: Thinking through Desire, edited by Sarah LaChance Adams, Christopher M. Davidson, and Caroline R. Lundquist. (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), pp. 145-166.

“Throw Out the Dog? Death, Longevity and Companion Animals,” in Pets and People: The Ethics of Our Relationships with Companion Animals, edited by Christine Overall (New York, Oxford), pp. 249-263.

“How Old is Old?”, in The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Aging, edited by Geoffrey Scarre (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), pp. 13-30.

  • To be reprinted in The Ethics of Ability and Enhancement, edited by Terry L. Price and Jessica Flanigan (London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2017).

“The Question of Longevity,” in Should We Live Forever? Biological and Ethical Perspectives, Beiträge des interdisziplinären Symposiums vom 20. Juli 2016 im Institut für Molekulare Biologie (IMB), Mainz. Akademie der Wissenshaften und der Literatur, Mainz. Stuttgart, German: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2017, pp. 15-25.

“Reasons to Have Children—Or Not,” in The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Children, edited by Gideon Calder, Anca Gheaus, and Jurgen De Wispelaere (New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2017).

“The Paradox of Human Finitude,” in Homo Senescens: Aging and Old Age in Philosophical, Theological, and Historical Anthropology, edited by Claudia Bozzaro, Mark Schweda, and Michael Coors (forthcoming 2017).

“Ageing and the Loss of Social Presence,” in Ageing in an Ageing Society, edited by Monique Lanoix and Iva Apostolova. Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing (forthcoming 2018).