Stakes and Kidneys: Why Markets in Human Body Parts Are Morally Imperative

Stakes and Kidneys: Why Markets in Human Body Parts Are Morally Imperative

by James Stacey Taylor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754641090

ISBN-13: 9780754641094

Pub. Date: 06/30/2005

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Legalizing the current markets in human organs, says Taylor (Louisiana State U.) would relieve the increasing shortage of human organs wanted for transplantation, and would help end abuse and suffering among thousands of impoverished people. He figures the biggest—really only major—hurdle to overcome is an ethical unease about the rich buying parts of the…  See more details below

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Legalizing the current markets in human organs, says Taylor (Louisiana State U.) would relieve the increasing shortage of human organs wanted for transplantation, and would help end abuse and suffering among thousands of impoverished people. He figures the biggest—really only major—hurdle to overcome is an ethical unease about the rich buying parts of the poor. He seeks to alleviate that unease in discussions of whether the typical kidney vendor is forced to sell, constraining options and kidney markets, a moral case for market regulation, kidney sales and dangerous employment, human dignity and the fear of commodification, and altruism and kidney procurement. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754641094
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/30/2005
Series:
Live Questions in Ethics and Moral Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.30(d)

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Table of Contents

1The problem - and some proposed solutions1
2Dworkin on autonomy, fear and kidney sales29
3Is the typical kidney vendor forced to sell?51
4Constraining options and kidney markets73
5A moral case for market regulation93
6Kidney sales and dangerous employment117
7Human dignity and the fear of commodification145
8Commodification, altruism and kidney procurement165
9Conclusion189

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