Persons, humanity, and the definition of death /
- Publication info:
- Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
On the Shelf
- Persons, humanity, and the definition of death / John P. Lizza.
- Main Author:
- Lizza, John P., 1957-
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
"In this timely work, John P. Lizza presents the first comprehensive analysis of personhood and humanity in the context of defining death. Rejecting the common assumption that human or personal death is simply a biological phenomenon for biologists or physicians to define, Lizza argues that the definition of death is also a matter for metaphysical reflection, moral choice, and cultural acceptance."--BOOK JACKET.
- Physical Description:
xii, 212 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -205) and index.
0801882508 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Table of Contents
- Introduction : the biological paradigm of death
- 1. Establishment of the biological paradigm
- 2. Defining death : beyond biology
- 3. Concepts of person
- 4. Persons as substances
- 5. constitutive view of persons
- 6. Persons as human organisms
- 7. Person as qualities or phases of human organisms
- 8. Public policy and the definition of death.