Journal Articles

“The Nature of Mystical Experience,” Religious Studies 18 (1982): 47‑54.

“Mysticism, Phenomenalism, and W. T. Stace,” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 18 (1982): 177‑190.

“New Reproductive Technology: Some Implications for the Abortion Issue,” The Journal of Value Inquiry 19 (1985): 279‑292. (refereed)

  • Reprinted in Sex/Machine: Readings in Culture, Gender, and Technology, edited by Patrick D. Hopkins (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1999): 201-214.

“Miracles as Evidence against the Existence of God,” The Southern Journal of Philosophy 23 (1985): 347‑353. (refereed)

  • Reprinted in Questions of Miracle, edited by Robert A. Larmer (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1996): 132-139; hardcover and paperback.
  • Reprinted in The Impossibility of God, edited by Michael Martin and Ricki Monnier (Prometheus Press, 2003), pp. 147-153.
  • Reprinted in Exploring Philosophy of Religion: An Introductory Anthology, 2nd edition, edited by Steven M. Cahn (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 134-138.

“Artificial Reproduction and the Meaning of Infertility,” Queen’s Quarterly 92 (Autumn, 1985): 482‑488.

“Reproductive Ethics: Feminist and Non‑Feminist Approaches,” Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/revue juridique “la femme et le droit” I, #2 (1986): 271‑278. (refereed)

“‘Pluck A Fetus From Its Womb’: A Critique of Current Attitudes Toward the Embryo/Fetus,” The University of Western Ontario Law Review 24 (1986): 1‑14. (Winner of a $1000 prize for papers on the topic, “Reproduction and Technology: Implications for the Future”) (refereed)

“Feminism as a Religion?” Canadian Journal of Feminist Ethics (Summer, 1986): 1‑5.

“Innovation and Injustice: Commentary on ‘I’m Not a Guinea Pig’,” Teaching Philosophy 9 #4 (December, 1986): 354‑358. (refereed)

“Men’s Studies, Women’s Studies, and Feminism,” Women’s Education des Femmes 5 #2 (Winter, 1986): 29‑32.

  • Reprinted in Women’s Education des Femmes CCLOW commemorative twentieth anniversary issue 13 #1 (Spring, 1999): 21-24.

“Sexuality, Parenting, and Reproductive Choices,” Resources for Feminist Research/Documentation sur la recherche féministe 16 #3 (September, 1987): 42‑45. (refereed)

“Ascribing Sexual Orientations,” Atlantis 13, #2 (Spring, 1988): 48‑57. (refereed)

“Reproductive Freedom and Technology,” Journal of Home Economics Education 28 #1 (February, 1989): 18‑19.

“Mother/Fetus/State Conflicts,” Health Law in Canada 9 #4 (1989): 101‑103, 122.

“The Misuse of Feminist Values in the Defence of Reproductive Engineering: A Case Study,” Resources for Feminist Research/Documentation sur la recherche féministe 18 #3 (September, 1989): 67‑71. (refereed)

“Heterosexuality and Feminist Theory,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 20 #1 (March 1990): 1‑18. (refereed)

  • Reprinted in A Reader in Feminist Ethics, edited by Debra Shogan (Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 1992): 467‑484.
  • Reprinted under the title, “Heterosexuality and Choice,” in Living with Contradictions: Controversies in Feminist Social Ethics, edited by Alison M. Jaggar (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1994): 499-504.
  • Reprinted in Moral Issues in Global Perspective, edited by Christine Koggel (Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 1999): 333-343.
  • Reprinted in Sexuality: A Reader, edited by Karen Lebacqz and David Sinacore-Guinn (Cleveland, Ohio: The Pilgrim Press, 1999): 295-311.
  • Reprinted in Open Boundaries: A Canadian Women’s Studies Reader, edited by Barbara A. Crow and Lise Gotell (Prentice-Hall Canada, 2000): 262-269.
  • Reprinted in Open Boundaries: A Canadian Women’s Studies Reader, second edition, edited by Barbara A. Crow and Lise Gotell (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005): 365-372.
  • Reprinted in Open Boundaries: A Canadian Women’s Studies Reader, third edition, edited by Barbara A. Crow and Lise Gotell (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2009): 267-275.

“Selective Termination of Pregnancy and Women’s Reproductive Autonomy,” Hastings Center Report 20 #3 (May/June, 1990): 6‑11. (refereed)

  • Reprinted in What Price Parenthood? Ethics and Assisted Reproduction, edited by Courtney S. Campbell (Aldershot, England: Dartmouth Publishing Company, 1992): 98‑103.
  • Reprinted in Issues in Reproductive Technology I: An Anthology, edited by Helen Bequaert Holmes (New York City: Garland Publishing Company, 1992, hardcover edition): 145‑159.
  • Reprinted in Issues in Reproductive Technology I: An Anthology, edited by Helen Bequaert Holmes (New York City: New York University Press, 1994, paperback edition): 145-159.
  • Reprinted in Applied Ethics: A Multicultural Approach, edited by Larry May and Shari Collins Sharratt (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice‑Hall, 1994): 461-470.
  • Reprinted in Clinical Medical Ethics: Cases and Readings, edited by David C. Thomasma and Patricia A. Marshall (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1995): 47-56.
  • Reprinted in Contemporary Readings in Biomedical Ethics, edited by Walter Glannon (Harcourt College Publishers, 2001), pp. 204-212.
  • Reprinted in Health Care Ethics in Canada, 2nd edition, edited by Françoise Baylis, Jocelyn Downie, Barrie Hoffmaster, and Susan Sherwin (Toronto: Thomson Nelson, 2004), pp. 356-364.

“Access to In Vitro Fertilization: Costs, Care, and Consent,” Dialogue 30 #3 (summer, 1991): 383‑397. (refereed)

  • Reprinted in Living with Contradictions: Controversies in Feminist Ethics, edited by Alison M. Jaggar (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1994): 366-376.
  • Reprinted in Readings in Biomedical Ethics: A Canadian Focus, second edition, edited by Eike-Henner Kluge (Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall, 1999): 421-434.

“New Ways of Producing Babies: What is the Effect on Genealogy?” Family Tree Magazine 8 #4 (February, 1992): 28‑ 29, and 8 #5 (March, 1992): 28‑30.

“What’s Wrong with Prostitution? Evaluating Sex Work,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 17:4 (summer, 1992): 705‑724. (refereed)

  • Reprinted in A Reader in Feminist Ethics, edited by Debra Shogan (Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 1992): 561‑585.
  • The paper is the subject of a reply by Laurie Shrage, “Comment on Overall’s ‘What’s Wrong with Prostitution? Evaluating Sex Work’” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 19:2 (winter, 1994): 564-569.

“The Paradox of Free Speech,” Philosophy and Social Action: Philosophy, Science and Society, special issue on “political correctness,” 19 #1-2 (January-June, 1993): 44-47.

“Reply to Shrage,” an invited response to “Comment on Overall’s ‘What’s Wrong with Prostitution? Evaluating Sex Work’,” by Laurie Shrage Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 19:2 (winter, 1994): 571-575. (refereed)

“Feeling Fraudulent: Some Moral Quandaries of a Feminist Instructor,” Educational Theory 47 #1 (winter, 1997): 1-13. (refereed)

“L’Éthique de la Reproduction: Les Approches Féministes et Non Féministes,” (translation of “Reproductive Ethics: Feminist and Non-Feminist Approaches”) Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue Femmes Et Droit 9 #1 (1997): 138-147. (refereed)

“Miracles and God: A Reply to Robert A. H. Larmer,” Dialogue 36 #4 (fall, 1997): 741-752. (refereed)

  • Reprinted in The Impossibility of God, edited by Michael Martin and Ricki Monnier (Prometheus Press, 2003), pp. 154-166.

“Monogamy, Non-Monogamy, and Identity,” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 13 #4 (fall, 1998): 1-17. (refereed)

“‘Peep Shows and Bedroom Access’: Women’s Identities and the Practice of Outing,” Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal special issue on Sexualities and Feminisms, 23.1 (fall, 1998): 30-37. (refereed)

“Belonging and Not Belonging.” Invited Introduction to second section of Culture Shock, volume 3, edited by Megan Conway and Dara Parker (Queen’s University, 2002): 24.

“Miracles and Larmer.” Invited paper; a response to Robert Larmer’s “Miracles, Evidence, and God.” Dialogue 42 #1 (2003): 123-135. (refereed)

“Transsexualism and ‘Transracialism’,” Social Philosophy Today 20 (July, 2004): 183-193. (refereed)

“Old Age and Ageism, Impairment and Ableism: Exploring the Conceptual and Material Connections,” National Women’s Studies Association Journal Special Issue on Aging, Ageism, and Old Age 18 #1 (Spring 2006): 126-137. (refereed)

  • Reprinted in On the Margins: Diversity and Women’s Health, edited by Sue Rosser (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), pp. 207-217.

“Miracles, Evidence, Evil, and God: A Twenty-Year Debate,” Dialogue 45 #2 (Spring, 2006): 355-366. (refereed)

“Philosophy All Through the Day,” Introduction to Ardeth Wood Memorial Issue on “Philosophy at the End of the Day,” Eidos: The Canadian Graduate Journal of Philosophy, (January 2005 [appeared in 2006]): 3-17.

Invited Symposium on Aging, Death, and Human Longevity: A Philosophical Inquiry. Précis of Aging, Death, and Human Longevity, Dialogue 45 (3) (Summer, 2006): 537-548.

“Staying Alive,” my response to commentaries on Aging, Death, and Human Longevity by Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Brown University), Samantha Brennan (University of Western Ontario), and Daniel Callahan (Hastings Center). Dialogue 45 (3) (Summer, 2006): 577-590.

“Public Toilets: Sex Segregation Revisited,” Ethics and the Environment 12 (2), (Fall/Winter 2007): 71-91. (refereed)

“Writing What Comes Naturally?” in “Musings,” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 23 (1) (January 2008): 227-235.

“Introduction to ‘Educating Women/Women’s Education: In the Postsecondary Context’,” Atlantis 33.2 (2009): 1-5.

“Never Eat Anything with a Face: Ontology and Ethics,” Planning Theory 11 (4) (2012): 336-342. (refereed)

“Reply to ‘Overall and Larmer on Miracles as Evidence for the Existence of God’, by Frank Jankunis” Dialogue 53 (4) (2014): 601- 609.

“Reproductive ‘Surrogacy’ and Parental Licensing,” Bioethics 29 (5) (2015): 353–361. DOI: 10.1111/bioe.12107 (refereed)

“Rethinking Abortion, Ectogenesis, and Fetal Death,” Journal of Social Philosophy 46 (1) (2015): 126-140. (refereed)
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