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Title: La morte dell’essere umano: conseguenze della prospettiva cartesiana e loro critica
Authors: Tuono, Marco
Keywords: Bioethicsbrain deathtransplants"brain death survivors""brain in a vat"philosophy of medicine
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Marco Tuono, "La morte dell’essere umano: conseguenze della prospettiva cartesiana e loro critica", in "Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2018) XX/2", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2018, pp. 531-547
Journal: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics 
Part of: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2018) XX/2
In the present article we define death as "the loss of the duality", for a human being is
composed of two heterogeneous elements: the mental one and the bodily one, which are
equally important according to life and death. Death, indeed, occurs when the two
elements are separated. We investigate bioethical and philosophical scenarios ("brain death
survivors" documented by D.A. Shewmon, and the thought experiment called "brain in a
vat"). Our approach outlines the role played by the body regarding life of human being: the
Cartesian perspective is indeed no longer valid.
Type: Article
ISSN: 1825-5167
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
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