The metaphysical basis of a liberal organ procurement policy

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 31 (4):303-315 (2010)
There remains a need to properly analyze the metaphysical assumptions underlying two organ procurement policies: presumed consent and organ sales. Our contention is that if one correctly understands the metaphysics of both the human body and material property, then it will turn out that while organ sales are illiberal, presumed consent is not. What we mean by illiberal includes violating rights of bodily integrity, property, or autonomy, as well as arguing for or against a policy in a manner that runs afoul of Rawlsian public reason
Keywords Presumed consent  Bodily integrity  Public reason
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DOI 10.1007/s11017-010-9151-z
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