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

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792357018
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 6/30/1999
  • Series: Philosophy and Medicine Series , #60
  • Edition description: 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Persons and Their Bodies: Rights, Responsibilities, and the Sale of Organs 1
Sect. 1 Bodies and Persons: Ontological Questions
Body and Soul in Greek Philosophy 35
A Millian Perspective on the Relationship Between Persons and Their Bodies 57
What Does it Mean to be SomeBody? Phenomenological Reflections and Ethical Quandaries 73
An Orthodox Christian View of Persons and Bodies 95
Sect. 2 Natural Law and Natural Rights
Personal Responsibility and Freedom in Health Care: A Contemporary Natural Law Perspective 111
The Alienability of Lockean Natural Rights 143
Inalienable Rights in the Moral and Political Philosophy of John Locke: A Reappraisal 177
Sect. 3 Metaphysical Quandaries and Moral Questions
The Integrity of Body: Kantian Moral Constraints on the Physical Self 209
Whose Body? What Body? The Metaphysics of Organ Transplantation 233
The Impact of Biomedical Developments on the Legal Theory of the Mind-Body Relationship 265
Sect. 4 The Body for Profit: Organ Sales and Moral Theory
The Body for Fun, Beneficence, and Profit: A Variation on a Post-Modern Theme 277
Despair, Desire, and Decision: A Fugal Response to Engelhardt 303
The Sale of Organs and Obligations to One's Body: Inferences from the History of Ethics 331
Sect. 5 Persons and their Bodies: Key Arguments and Contemporary Critiques
The Integrity of the Body: Critical Remarks on a Persistent Theme in Bioethics 353
The Commercialization of Human Body Parts: Public Policy Considerations 363
Notes on Contributors 385
Index 387
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