Bioethics 29 (9):681-682 (2015)

Duncan Purves
University of Florida
I respond to David Shoemaker's arguments for the conclusion that personal identity is irrelevant for death. I contend that we can accept Shoemaker's claim that loss of personal identity is not sufficient for death while nonetheless maintaining that there is an important theoretical relationship between death and personal identity. I argue that this relationship is also of practical importance for physicians' decisions about organ reallocation.
Keywords Death  Personal Identity  Organ Reallocation
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DOI 10.1111/bioe.12175
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