Death, Posthumous Harm, and Bioethics

1st Edition

James Stacey Taylor

Routledge
Published May 21, 2015
Reference - 228 Pages
ISBN 9781138891579 - CAT# Y181060
Series: Routledge Annals of Bioethics

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Summary

Death, Posthumous Harm, and Bioethics offers a highly distinctive and original approach to the metaphysics of death and applies this approach to contemporary debates in bioethics that address end-of-life and post-mortem issues. Taylor defends the controversial Epicurean view that death is not a harm to the person who dies and the neo-Epicurean thesis that persons cannot be affected by events that occur after their deaths, and hence that posthumous harms (and benefits) are impossible. He then extends this argument by asserting that the dead cannot be wronged, finally presenting a defence of revisionary views concerning posthumous organ procurement.

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