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Title: La morte: questione ontologica o valoriale?
Authors: Tuono, Marco
Keywords: Transplant medicinebrain death criterionphilosophy of medicinePostmodernism
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Marco Tuono, “La morte: questione ontologica o valoriale?”, in "Etica & Politica / Ethics and Politics, (2017) XIX/2", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2017, pp. 507-524
Death is not simply a matter concerning scientific debates, but also a topic of ethical interest. In the present article we outline how transplants are deeply rooted in philosophical Modernity. On one hand, transplants in general and the concept of brain death have both been possible because of a philosophical way of thinking opposing mind and body. On the other, transplant medicine shows us, through facts such as "brain dead survivors" and "brain death pregnancies", that the premise on which philosophical Modernity is grounded (i.e. the human being as characterized by the opposition between mind and body) has to be considered wrong.
Type: Article
ISSN: 1825-5167
Appears in Collections:Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2017) XIX/2

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