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    Commentary on the Concept of Brain Death Within the Catholic Bioethical Framework.Joseph L. Verheijde & Michael Potts - 2010 - Christian Bioethics 16 (3):246-256.
    Since the introduction of the concept of brain death by the Ad Hoc Committee of the Harvard Medical School to Examine the Definition of Brain Death in 1968, the validity of this concept has been challenged by medical scientists, as well as by legal, philosophical, and religious scholars. In light of increased criticism of the concept of brain death, Stephen Napier, a staff ethicist at the National Catholic Bioethics Center, set out to prove that the whole-brain death criterion serves as (...)
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  2. A Requiem for Whole Brain Death: A Response to D. Alan Shewmons the Brain and Somatic Integration.Michael Potts - 2001 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 26 (5):479 – 491.
    Alan Shewmons article, The brain and somatic integration: Insights into the standard biological rationale for equating brain death with death (2001), strikes at the heart of the standard justification for whole brain death criteria. The standard justification, which I call the standard paradigm, holds that the permanent loss of the functions of the entire brain marks the end of the integrative unity of the body. In my response to Shewmons article, I first offer a brief summary of the standard paradigm (...)
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    The Ethics of Limiting Informed Debate: Censorship of Select Medical Publications in the Interest of Organ Transplantation.Michael Potts, Joseph L. Verheijde, Mohamed Y. Rady & David W. Evans - 2013 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 38 (6):625-638.
    Recently, several articles in the scholarly literature on medical ethics proclaim the need for “responsible scholarship” in the debate over the proper criteria for death, in which “responsible scholarship” is defined in terms of support for current neurological criteria for death. In a recent article, James M. DuBois is concerned that academic critiques of current death criteria create unnecessary doubt about the moral acceptability of organ donation, which may affect the public’s willingness to donate. Thus he calls for a closing (...)
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    Infant Heart Transplantation After Cardiac Death: Ethical and Legal Problems.Michael Potts, Paul A. Byrne & David W. Evans - 2010 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 21 (3):224.
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    Aquinas, Hell, and the Resurrection of the Damned.Michael Potts - 1998 - Faith and Philosophy 15 (3):341-351.
    Based on themes in Aquinas, this paper adds to the defense of the doctrine of an eternal hell, focusing on the state of those in hell after the resurrection. I first summarize the Thomistic doctrine of the human person as a body-soul unity, showing why existence as a separated soul is truncated and unnatural. Next, I discuss the soul-body reunion at the resurrection, which restores an essential aspect of human nature, even for the damned. This reveals the love of God (...)
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    Truthfulness in Transplantation: Non-Heart-Beating Organ Donation.Michael Potts - 2007 - Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2:17-.
    The current practice of organ transplantation has been criticized on several fronts. The philosophical and scientific foundations for brain death criteria have been crumbling. In addition, donation after cardiac death, or non-heartbeating-organ donation (NHBD) has been attacked on grounds that it mistreats the dying patient and uses that patient only as a means to an end for someone else's benefit.
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    When a Nudge Becomes a Shove.Michael Potts, Joseph L. Verheijde & Mohamed Y. Rady - 2012 - American Journal of Bioethics 12 (2):40-42.
    The American Journal of Bioethics, Volume 12, Issue 2, Page 40-42, February 2012.
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    C. S. Lewis, Aquinas's Theory of Habituation, and the Fall.Michael Potts - 1997 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 71:151-162.
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    T. M. Wilkinson, "Ethics and the Acquisition of Organs".Michael Potts - 2013 - Social Theory and Practice 39 (2):362-369.
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    Hopkins and the Theory of Metaphor.Michael Potts - 1994 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 68 (4):501-513.
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    T. M. Wilkinson.Michael Potts - 2013 - Social Theory and Practice 39 (2):362-369.
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    Against Bioethics.Michael Potts - 2009 - Polish Journal of Philosophy 3 (2):126-130.
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    C. S. Lewis, Aquinas’s Theory of Habituation, and the Fall: A Via Media Between Augustine and Hick.Michael Potts - 1997 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 71:151-162.
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    "Morals, Metaphysics, and Heart Transplantation: Reflections on Richard Selzer's" Whither Thou Goest".Michael Potts - 1997 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 41 (2):212-223.
  15. Individuality, Metaphor, and God.Michael Potts - 1992 - Dissertation, University of Georgia
    Individuality has posed difficult problems throughout the history of philosophy. Not only is there the metaphysical difficulty of determining the principle of individuation, but, since our concepts and linguistic structure are based on universals, there is a gap in our knowledge of individuals and in our ability to express knowledge of individuals. God, who in Classical Theism is an individual, poses especially difficult problems. This dissertation proposes one way which may partially close the gap: metaphor. ;I argue that the principle (...)
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