Timothy Campbell

I am a post-doc at the Institute for Futures Studies.

I defended my dissertation, Personal Identity and Bioethics, in September, 2015 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. In my dissertation I defend a psychological account of personal identity, according to which we human persons persist through time by virtue of the continuity of our capacity for consciousness; and I show that this account supports more progressive policies regarding embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, whole-body transplantation, and several other actual and hypothetical medical practices.

I am currently exploring the implications of different views of personal identity for population ethics, focusing especially on normative questions relating to future generations.

Recently Published Work

  • Campbell, Tim. "Health Care Rationing and the Badness of Death: Should Newborns Count for Less?" in: Espen Gamlund and Carl Tollef Solberg eds., Saving People from the Harm of Death, p. 255-266, Oxford University Press, 2019. 
  • Campbell, Tim and Jeff McMahan. “Animalism and the Varieties of Conjoined Twinning.” In Stephan Blatti and Paul Snowdon, eds., Essays on Animalism. Oxford University Press, 2016.