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Brain death: A response to the commentaries

Author(s): Singer, Peter

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Abstract: © 2019 Peter Singer, published by Sciendo 2019. My recent article, "The challenge of brain death for the sanctity of life ethic" (Ethics & Bioethics (in Central Europe), 2018, 8 (3-4), pp. 153-165) elicited five commentaries. In this brief response, I clarify my own position in the light of some misunderstandings, and discuss whether the definition of death is best thought of as an ethical question, or as a matter of fact. I also comment on the suggestion that we should allow people to choose the criteria by which they wish their own death to be determined, or their organs removed to be donated to others.
Publication Date: 1-Jun-2019
Citation: Singer, Peter. "Brain death: A response to the commentaries." Ethics & Bioethics 9, no. 1-2 (2019): 81-85.
DOI: doi:10.2478/ebce-2019-0007
ISSN: 1338-5615
EISSN: 2453-7829
Pages: 81 - 85
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Ethics and Bioethics (in Central Europe)
Version: Final published version. This is an open access article.

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