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dc.creatorCole, David J.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:34:12Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:34:12Zen
dc.date.created1992-03en
dc.date.issued1992-03en
dc.identifier10.1136/jme.18.1.26en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Ethics. 1992 Mar; 18(1): 26-30.en
dc.identifier.issn0306-6800en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=The+Reversibility+of+Death&title=Journal+of+Medical+Ethics.++&volume=18&issue=1&pages=26-30&date=1992&au=Cole,+David+J.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.18.1.26en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/737159en
dc.description.abstractThe ordinary concept of death is analysed and compared with revisionary medical definitions, especially those based on irreversible loss of brain function. Prior critics of revisionary definitions have focused on the locus, the brain; I am concerned with the irreversibility condition. I argue that 1) the irreversibility condition is ambiguous, 2) it has unacceptable epistemic and other consequences on any plausible construal, and 3) irreversibility is not part of the ordinary concept of death. I conclude that recent medical definitions seek illegitimately to obtain the certainty of a weak construal of "irreversible" along with the freedom from moral obligation of the strong construal.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/35720en
dc.subjectAttitudesen
dc.subjectAttitudes to Deathen
dc.subjectBrainen
dc.subjectBrain Deathen
dc.subjectCadaversen
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectDetermination of Deathen
dc.subjectFreedomen
dc.subjectMoral Obligationsen
dc.subjectOrgan Donationen
dc.subjectPersonhooden
dc.subjectPhilosophyen
dc.subjectResuscitationen
dc.subjectTerminologyen
dc.titleThe Reversibility of Deathen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University for the BIOETHICSLINE database, part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Bioethics Information Retrieval Project funded by the United States National Library of Medicine.en
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