Death: The Loss of Life-Constitutive Integration
Nguyen (Doyen)
Source: Diametros 16 (2019), 60: 72–78
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  1. This discussion note aims to address the two points which Lizza raises regarding my critique of his paper “Defining Death: Beyond Biology1,” namely that I mistakenly attribute a Lockean view to his ‘higher brain death’ position and that, with respect to the ‘brain death’ controversy, both the notions of the organism as a whole and somatic integration are unclear and vague.
  2. First, it is known from the writings of constitutionalist scholars that the constitution view2 of human persons, a theory which Lizza also holds, has its roots in John Locke’s thought.
  3. Second, contrary to Lizza’s claims, the notions of the organism as a whole and somatic integration are both more than adequately described in the biomedical and biophilosophical literature.

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Footnote 1: See "Lizza (John) - Defining Death: Beyond Biology".


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