Whose Body Is It Anyway?: Justice and the Integrity of the Person

Whose Body Is It Anyway?: Justice and the Integrity of the Person

by Cecile Fabre, C. Cile Fabre
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199289999

ISBN-13: 9780199289998

Pub. Date: 06/01/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

If there is one thing that is beyond the reach of others, it is our body in particular, and our person in general. Our legal and political tradition is such that we have the right to deny others access to our person and body, even though doing so would harm those who need personal services from us, or body parts. But are these rights as watertight as they seem?

Overview

If there is one thing that is beyond the reach of others, it is our body in particular, and our person in general. Our legal and political tradition is such that we have the right to deny others access to our person and body, even though doing so would harm those who need personal services from us, or body parts. But are these rights as watertight as they seem? Cécile Fabre's controversial and original book teases out the unexplored implications that arguments for distributive justice have for the rights we have over ourselves, by looking at topical issues such as good Samaritanism, organ confiscation, organ sales, prostitution, and surrogate motherhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199289998
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. A Rights-based Theory of Justice
2. Good Samaritanism
3. A Civilian Service
4. Confiscating Cadaveric Organs
5. Confiscating Live Body Parts
6. Organ Sales
7. Prostitution
8. Surrogacy Contracts
Conclusion

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