Persons and Their Bodies: Rights, Responsibilities, Relationships

Persons and Their Bodies: Rights, Responsibilities, Relationships

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

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Published 01 January 1999
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EAN13 0306468662
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PREFACE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
MARK J. CHERRY / Persons and Their Bodies: Rights, Responsibilities, and the Sale of Organs
SECTION ONE / BODIES AND PERSONS: ONTOLOGICAL QUESTIONS
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R.J. HANKINSON / Body and Soul in Greek Philosophy 35 WENDY DONNER / A Millian Perspective on the Relationship Between Persons and Their Bodies 57 S. KAY TOOMBS / What Does it Mean to be SomeBody? Phenomenological Reflections and Ethical Quandaries 73 ALLYNE L. SMITH, JR. / An Orthodox Christian View of Persons and Bodies 95
SECTION TWO / NATURAL LAW AND NATURAL RIGHTS
JOSEPH BOYLE / Personal Responsibility and Freedom in Health Care: A Contemporary Natural Law Perspective 111 ERIC MACK / The Alienability of Lockean Natural Rights 143 GEORGE KHUSHF / Inalienable Rights in the Moral and Political Philosophy of John Locke: A Reappraisal 177
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THREE / METAPHYSICAL QUANDARIES AND MORAL QUESTIONS
THOMAS A. POWERS / The Integrity of Body: Kantian Moral Constraints on the Physical Self
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DREW LEDER / Whose Body? What Body? The Metaphysics of Organ Transplantation CHRISTIAN BYK / The Impact of Biomedical Developments on the Legal Theory of the MindBody Relationship
SECTION FOUR / THE BODY FOR PROFIT: ORGANSALESANDMORALTHEORY
H. TRISTRAM ENGELHARDT, JR. / The Body for Fun, Beneficence, and Profit: A Variation on a PostModern Theme DONNA C. KLINE / Despair, Desire, and Decision: A Fugal Response to Engelhardt THOMAS J. BOLE, III / The Sale of Organs and Obligations to One's Body: Inferences from the History of Ethics
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SECTION FIVE / PERSONS AND THEIR BODIES: KEY ARGUMENTS AND CONTEMPORARY CRITIQUES
GERALD McKENNY / The Integrity of the Body: Critical Remarks on a Persistent Theme in Bioethics STEPHEN WEAR, JACK FREER, AND BOGDA KOCZWARA / The Commercialization of Human Body Parts: Public Policy Considerations
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NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS 385
INDEX
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