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Project "BUMP" data sheet

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Organization address
address: Highfield
postcode: SO17 1BJ

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙273˙290 €
 EC max contribution 1˙273˙290 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-04-01   to  2021-03-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON UK (SOUTHAMPTON) coordinator 1˙273˙290.00


 Project objective

Every single human is the product of a pregnancy: an approximately nine-month period during which a foetus develops within its mother’s body. Yet pregnancy has not been a traditional focus in philosophy. That is remarkable, for two reasons: First, because pregnancy presents fascinating philosophical problems: what, during the pregnancy, is the nature of the relationship between the foetus and the maternal organism? What is the relationship between the pregnant organism and the later baby? And when does one person or organism become two? Second, because so many topics immediately adjacent to or involved in pregnancy have taken centre stage in philosophical enquiry. Examples include questions about personhood, foetuses, personal identity and the self.

This project launches the metaphysics of pregnancy as an important and fundamental area of philosophical research.

The core aims of the project are: (1) to develop a philosophically sophisticated account of human pregnancy and birth, and the entities involved in this, that is attentive to our best empirical understanding of human reproductive biology; (2) to articulate the metaphysics of organisms, persons and selves in a way that acknowledges the details of how we come into existence; and (3) to start the process of rewriting the legal, social and moral language we use to classify ourselves and our actions, so that it is compatible with and can accommodate the nature of pregnancy.

The project will investigate these questions in the context of a range of philosophical sub disciplines, including analytic metaphysics, philosophy of biology and feminist philosophy, and in close dialogue with our best empirical understanding of the life sciences – most notably physiology.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Suki Finn
Limiting logical pluralism
published pages: , ISSN: 0039-7857, DOI: 10.1007/s11229-019-02134-8
Synthese 2019-06-07
2019 Suki Finn
The Adoption Problem and Anti-Exceptionalism about Logic
published pages: , ISSN: 1448-5052, DOI:
The Australasian Journal of Logic 2019-06-07
2018 Suki Finn, Otávio Bueno
Quantifier Variance Dissolved
published pages: 289-307, ISSN: 1358-2461, DOI: 10.1017/s135824611800005x
Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 82 2019-06-07
2020 Elselijn Kingma
Nine Months
published pages: , ISSN: 0360-5310, DOI:
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 2019-05-27
2020 Elselijn Kingma
Were you a part of your mother?
published pages: , ISSN: 0026-4423, DOI:
Mind 2019-05-27
2018 Elselijn Kingma
Lady Parts: The Metaphysics of Pregnancy
published pages: 165-187, ISSN: 1358-2461, DOI: 10.1017/s1358246118000115
Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 82 2019-05-09
2018 Teresa Baron
Nobody Puts Baby in the Container: The Foetal Container Model at Work in Medicine and Commercial Surrogacy
published pages: , ISSN: 0264-3758, DOI: 10.1111/japp.12336
Journal of Applied Philosophy 2019-05-09
2018 Suki Finn
The Metaphysics of Surrogacy
published pages: 649-659, ISSN: , DOI:
The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy. 2019-05-27

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