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Kidney for sale by owner : human organs, transplantation, and the market

Author: Mark J Cherry
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2005.
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"Kidney for Sale by Owner contends that the market is indeed a legitimate - and humane - way to procure and distribute human organs. Cherry stakes the claim that it may be even more just, and more compatible with, many Western religious and philosophical traditions than the charity-based system now in place. He examines arguments against a market for body parts, including assertions based on the moral views of John  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark J Cherry
ISBN: 158901040X 9781589010406
OCLC Number: 56632186
Description: xiv, 258 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Human organ sales and moral arguments : the body for beneficence and profit --
Introduction --
Challenges for public health care policy --
"Global consensus" --
Prohibition : controversies and criticism --
2. Metaphysics, morality, and political theory : the presuppositions of proscription reexamined --
Introduction --
Initial considerations : assessing standards of evidence and placing the burden of proof --
Persons and body parts --
Owning one's body --
Repugnance : adjudication among moral intuitions --
Government, health care policy, and private choices --
Summary --
3. A market in human organs : costs and benefits, vices and virtues --
Introduction --
Health care costs and benefits --
Special moral costs and benefits : equality and liberty --
Exploitation : organ markets verses other procurement and allocation strategies --
Community, altruism, and free choice --
Scientific excellence and the marketplace --
The market and profit : the virtues and vices of free choice --
Summary --
4. The body, its parts, and the market : revisionist interpretations from the history of philosophy --
Introduction --
Major theories --
Summary --
5. Prohibition : more harm than benefit? --
Aspiring to an international bioethics --
False claims to moral consensus --
Crafting health care policy amidst moral pluralism --
Appendix. Sample of international legislation restricting the sale of human organs for transplantation --
List of cases.
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