Alternative to Brain Death

Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 34 (1):44-48 (2006)
This article criticizes a range of assumptions that proponents of brain death usually share. It argues that one of the main contentions made in defense of brain death – that the brain is necessary for integrated functioning in a human organism – is mistaken. It then sketches an alternative account of human death that distinguishes between the biological death of a human organism and the death or ceasing to exist of a person.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2006.00007.x
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