Reply to Wilkinson

Res Publica 14 (2):137-140 (2008)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

In his review of my book Whose Body is It Anyway, Wilkinson criticises the view (which I defend) that confiscating live body parts for the sake of the needy is (under some circumstances) a requirement of justice. Wilkinson makes the following three points: (a) the confiscation thesis is problematic on its own terms; (b) there is a way to justify coercive resource transfers without being committed to it; (c) the thesis rests on a highly questionable approach to the status of the body. Wilkinson’s paper is challenging, and some of his points are well taken. On the whole, however, it does not constitute an insurmountable challenge for my thesis.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,140

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Analytics

Added to PP
2009-01-28

Downloads
57 (#209,205)

6 months
1 (#447,993)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Cecile Fabre
Oxford University

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations