Persons and Their Bodies: Rights, Responsibilities, Relationships / Edition 1

Persons and Their Bodies: Rights, Responsibilities, Relationships / Edition 1

by Mark J. Cherry
     
 

Debate regarding organ sales is largely innocent of the history of tho ught on the matter. This volume seeks to remedy this shortcoming. Posi tions for or against a market in human organs are nested within moral intuitions, ontological or political theoretical premises, or understa ndings of special moral concerns, such as permissible uses of the body , which have

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Debate regarding organ sales is largely innocent of the history of tho ught on the matter. This volume seeks to remedy this shortcoming. Posi tions for or against a market in human organs are nested within moral intuitions, ontological or political theoretical premises, or understa ndings of special moral concerns, such as permissible uses of the body , which have a long history of analysis. The essays compass the views of Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Locke, Kant, Hegel, Mill and Christianit y, as well as particular methodological approaches, such as the phenom enology of the body, natural law theory, legal theory and libertarian critique of legal theory.

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ISBN-13:
9780792357018
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
06/30/1999
Series:
Philosophy and Medicine Series, #60
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Persons and Their Bodies: Rights, Responsibilities, and the Sale of Organs1
Sect. 1Bodies and Persons: Ontological Questions
Body and Soul in Greek Philosophy35
A Millian Perspective on the Relationship Between Persons and Their Bodies57
What Does it Mean to be SomeBody? Phenomenological Reflections and Ethical Quandaries73
An Orthodox Christian View of Persons and Bodies95
Sect. 2Natural Law and Natural Rights
Personal Responsibility and Freedom in Health Care: A Contemporary Natural Law Perspective111
The Alienability of Lockean Natural Rights143
Inalienable Rights in the Moral and Political Philosophy of John Locke: A Reappraisal177
Sect. 3Metaphysical Quandaries and Moral Questions
The Integrity of Body: Kantian Moral Constraints on the Physical Self209
Whose Body? What Body? The Metaphysics of Organ Transplantation233
The Impact of Biomedical Developments on the Legal Theory of the Mind-Body Relationship265
Sect. 4The Body for Profit: Organ Sales and Moral Theory
The Body for Fun, Beneficence, and Profit: A Variation on a Post-Modern Theme277
Despair, Desire, and Decision: A Fugal Response to Engelhardt303
The Sale of Organs and Obligations to One's Body: Inferences from the History of Ethics331
Sect. 5Persons and their Bodies: Key Arguments and Contemporary Critiques
The Integrity of the Body: Critical Remarks on a Persistent Theme in Bioethics353
The Commercialization of Human Body Parts: Public Policy Considerations363
Notes on Contributors385
Index387

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