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 XVIII (1982): 177-190.

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

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

“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 1 (Summer, 1986): 1-5.

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

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

“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)

“Mac Parker: Leadership Gather In,” Light Years (Summer, 1988): 3.

“Reproductive Freedom and Technology,” Journal of Home Economics Education XXVIII #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)

“The Internalized Oppression of Intelligence,” Present Time 22 #1 (January, 1991): 39.

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

“Myths About Writing,” Present Time 23 #3 (July, 1991): 5.

“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)

“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: Canadian Philosophical Review 36 #4 (Fall, 1997): 741-752. (refereed)

“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)

“Concepts of Life Span and Life-Stages: Implications for Ethics.” Invited paper in Feminist Moral Philosophy (Canadian Journal of Philosophy Supplementary Volume 28), edited by Samantha Brennan (Calgary, Alberta: University of Calgary Press, 2003): 299-318.

Transsexualism and ‘Transracialism’,” Social Philosophy Today 20 (July, 2004): 183-193. (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): 3-17. (invited)

“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)

Symposium on my book, Aging, Death, and Human Longevity: A Philosophical Inquiry. Précis of Aging, Death, and Human Longevity, Dialogue XLV (3) (Summer, 2006): 537-548. Commentaries by Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Brown University) Samantha Brennan (University of Western Ontario), and Daniel Callahan (Hastings Center). My response to commentaries, “Staying Alive,” Dialogue XLV (3) (Summer, 2006): 577-590. (invited)

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


“Writing What Comes Naturally?”, in “Musings,” Hypatia 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 (forthcoming 2012).  (refereed)



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