Live questions in ethics and moral philosophy.
"It is well known that the numbers of organs that become available each year for transplantation fall far short of the numbers that are actually required. In this boldly argued book James Stacey Taylor contends that, given both this shortage and the desperate poverty that some people endure, it is morally imperative that the current methods of organ procurement be supplemented by a legal, regulated market for human transplant organs purchased from live vendors. Taylor pays particular attention to outlining the implications that recognizing the moral legitimacy of these market transactions in human body parts and reproductive capacities have for public policy."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2005 by Ashgate Publishing.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter 1 The Problem - and Some Proposed Solutions chapter 2 Dworkin on Autonomy, Fear and Kidney Sales chapter 3 Is the Typical Kidney Vendor Forced to Sell? chapter 4 Constraining Options and Kidney Markets chapter 5 A Moral Case for Market Regulation chapter 6 Kidney Sales and Dangerous Employment chapter 7 Human Dignity and the Fear of Commodification chapter 8 Commodification, Altruism and Kidney Procurement chapter 9 Conclusion.