Brain death : philosophical concepts and problems /

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Author / Creator:Russell, Tom, 1950-
Imprint:Aldershot [Hants, England] ; Burlington [Vt.] : Ashgate, c2000.
Description:v, 183 p. ; 23 cm.
Series:Ashgate new critical thinking in philosophy
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:0754612104 (hardcover)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction and Historical Review
  • 2. Current Concepts of Death and Brain Death
  • 3. Is There a Difference Between Those Declared "Brain Dead" and Those in Persistent Vegetative State or Other Abnormal Brain States?
  • 4. Reasons for Rejection of the Present Concepts of Death
  • 5. Considerations of Different Brain States in Relation to Different Concepts of Death
  • 6. Can There Be Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Life?
  • 7. Justification for the Adoption of a Biological Concept of Death
  • 8. Does Anything that Contributes to Homeostasis Count Toward Homeostasis?
  • 9. Is Brain Death Necessary and Sufficient for Death?
  • 10. When does Death Occur?
  • 11. Operational Changes as a Result of the Suggested Concept of Death.