Chapter

Confiscating Cadaveric Organs

Cécile Fabre

in Whose Body is it Anyway?

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199289998
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603556 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199289999.003.0004
 Confiscating Cadaveric Organs

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This chapter argues that the duty of assistance outlined in Chapter 1 includes a duty to make one’s organs available upon death to those who need them. It reviews analogies and disanalogies between the confiscation of cadaveric organs and inheritance taxes, and claims that the healthy be exempt from their duty to the sick if, and only if, they can deploy a conscientious objection to not being buried or cremated intact.

Keywords: autonomy; bodily integrity; conscientious objections; duty of assistance; inheritance; organs; sufficiency

Chapter.  14271 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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