David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 1 (1):27-31 (2004)
It is sometimes argued that practices such as organ-selling should be prohibited because they are demeaning to the individuals involved. In this article the plausibility of such an argument is questioned. I will examine what it means to demean or be demeaned, and suggest that the mere fact that an individual is demeaning themself does not provide sufficient justification for legal prohibition. On the contrary, such laws might be argued to be demeaning.
|Keywords||Kant demeaning autonomy law|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Allen W. Wood (1999). Kant's Ethical Thought. Cambridge University Press.
Stephen Wilkinson (2003). Bodies for Sale: Ethics and Exploitation in the Human Body Trade. Routledge.
Laura M. Purdy (1989). Surrogate Mothering:Exploitation or Empowerment? Bioethics 3 (1):18–34.
J. Harris (1997). "Goodbye Dolly?" The Ethics of Human Cloning. Journal of Medical Ethics 23 (6):353-360.
Susan Dodds & Karen Jones (1989). Surrogacy and Autonomy. Bioethics 3 (1):1–17.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
James J. Angel & Douglas M. McCabe (2009). The Business Ethics of Short Selling and Naked Short Selling. Journal of Business Ethics 85 (1):239 - 249.
G. Haddow (2006). "Because You're Worth It?" The Taking and Selling of Transplantable Organs. Journal of Medical Ethics 32 (6):324-328.
Guijun Zhuang & Alex S. L. Tsang (2008). A Study on Ethically Problematic Selling Methods in China with a Broaden Concept of Gray-Marketing. Journal of Business Ethics 79 (1/2):85 - 101.
Adam J. Kolber (2003). A Matter of Priority: Transplanting Organs Preferentially to Registered Donors. Rutgers Law Review 55 (3):671-739.
Franklin G. Miller & Robert Truog (2011). Death, Dying, and Organ Donation: Reconstructing Medical Ethics at the End of Life. Oxford University Press.
Mark J. Cherry (2000). Is a Market in Human Organs Necessarily Exploitative? Public Affairs Quarterly 14 (4):337--360.
J. D. Kunin (2005). The Search for Organs: Halachic Perspectives on Altruistic Giving and the Selling of Organs. Journal of Medical Ethics 31 (5):269-272.
Stephen Wilkinson (2000). Commodification Arguments for the Legal Prohibition of Organ Sale. Health Care Analysis 8 (2):189-201.
Cynthia B. Cohen (2002). Public Policy and the Sale of Human Organs. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 12 (1):47-64.
G. Scarre (2003). Corporal Punishment. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 6 (3):295-316.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads25 ( #153,322 of 1,902,204 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #135,281 of 1,902,204 )
How can I increase my downloads?