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Organ Transplantation Seen From the Perspective of the Phenomenology of Corporeality

(Original title: Transplantácia orgánov z pohľadu fenomenológie telesnosti)
Filozofia, 67 (2012), 1, 15-25.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

In spite of the universal moral consensus and a permanent appeal on altruism and solidarity concerning organ donation the number of transplant patients awaiting organs is still considerably greater than the number of organ donors. Most of the current approaches to organ donorship are based on a dualist model of differentiating between body and spirit. Based on the phenomenological criticism of this dualism and the phenomena of the body and corporeality as conceived in phenomenology are then several fundamental ethical principles which in the author’s view could determine the attitude to human body and its organs.


Transplantation medicine, Social pressure on altruism, Modern technologies, Living body, Phenomenology of corporeality, Inter-Corporeality

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