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The lived body and personal identity: The ontology of exiled body parts
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8973-8591
2015 (English)In: Bodily Exchanges, Bioethics and Border Crossing: Perspectives on Giving, Selling and Sharing Bodies / [ed] Erik Malmqvist and Kristin Zeiler, Abingdon: Routledge, 2015, 19-34 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this chapter I will attempt to develop a phenomenology of parts of the human body that have been removed from their site of origin but nevertheless preserve their “aliveness.” What happens when human body parts are stored in the medical laboratory and are even being transformed or cultivated there? How are we to view the ontological and ethical status of cells and organs that are being transplanted from one human body to another? Do these body parts preserve some kind of relationship to their source of origin: that is, the person from whom they have been retrieved? Do they belong to the person they originate from and, if so, in what way? What implications does this type of ownership have for ethical analysis? In some cases, at least, would the concept of sharing be more adequate in describing transfer of body parts between persons than the idea of a gift being made?

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Abingdon: Routledge, 2015. 19-34 p.
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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory; Baltic and East European studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29172Local ID: 1169/42/2007:3ISBN: 9781138858763 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-29172DiVA: diva2:894528
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The Body as Gift, Resource or Commodity
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2016-01-15 Created: 2016-01-15 Last updated: 2016-10-10Bibliographically approved

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