Death and Reductionism: A Reply to John F. Catherwood
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1992 Mar; 18(1): 40-42.
This reply to John F. Catherwood's criticism of brain-related criteria for death argues that that brainstem criteria are neither reductionist nor do they presuppose a materialist theory of mind. Furthermore, it is argued that brain-related criteria are compatible with the majority of religious views concerning death.
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Lamb, David (1991-06)This reply to Martyn Evans's support for a cardiac-centred concept of death attempts to meet some objections to the brainstem definition of death. Evans's appeal to Wittgenstein's philosophy is also criticised.
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