Body Values: The Case Against Compensating for Transplant Organs
Hastings Center Report 2003 January-February; 33(1): 27-33
Proposals to compensate families for transplantable organs are gathering momentum. The proposals assume that the body is dissociable from the self and can be treated like property. But such a view is out of step with the rest of the culture.
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Joralemon, Donald (1995-09)Transplantation surgeries contribute to conceptions of the body as a collection of replaceable parts and of the self as distinct from all but its neural locus. There remains substantial cultural resistance to these conceptions, ...