Stakes and Kidneys: Why Markets in Human Body Parts Are Morally Imperative / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Taylor & Francis
It is well known that the numbers of organs that become available each year for transplantation fall far short of the numbers that are actually required. In this boldly argued book James Stacey Taylor contends that, given both this shortage and the desperate poverty that some people endure, it is morally imperative that the current methods of organ procurement be supplemented by a legal, regulated market for human transplant organs purchased from live vendors. Taylor pays particular attention to outlining the implications that recognizing the moral legitimacy of these market transactions in human body parts and reproductive capacities have for public policy.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Live Questions in Ethics and Moral Philosophy Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
James Stacey Taylor is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy and Religion, The College of New Jersey, USA.
Table of ContentsContents: The problem - and some proposed solutions; Dworkin on autonomy, fear, and kidney sales; Is the typical kidney vendor 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; Commodification, altruism and kidney procurement; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.