Death, Posthumous Harm, and Bioethics Hardback
Part of the Routledge Annals of Bioethics series
Death, Posthumous Harm, and Bioethics offers a highly distinctive and original approach to the metaphysics of death and applies this approach to contemporary debates in bioethics that address end-of-life and post-mortem issues.
Taylor defends the controversial Epicurean view that death is not a harm to the person who dies and the neo-Epicurean thesis that persons cannot be affected by events that occur after their deaths, and hence that posthumous harms (and benefits) are impossible.
He then extends this argument by asserting that the dead cannot be wronged, finally presenting a defence of revisionary views concerning posthumous organ procurement.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 228 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/08/2012
- Category: Ethics & moral philosophy
- ISBN: 9780415518840