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

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Cecile Fabre
Oxford University
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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.
Keywords Justice  Rights  Autonomy  Sufficiency  Organ confiscation  Rape
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DOI 10.1007/s11158-008-9052-4
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What's Wrong with Torture?David Sussman - 2005 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 33 (1):1-33.
The Confiscation and Sale of Organs.T. M. Wilkinson - 2007 - Res Publica 13 (3):327-337.

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