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Human Dignity in Bioethics and Biolaw

Beyleveld Deryck

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268260
eISBN:
9780191683473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268260.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The concept of human dignity is increasingly invoked in bioethical debate and, indeed, in international instruments concerned with biotechnology and biomedicine. While some commentators consider ... More


Human Dignity and the New Bioethics: Human Dignity as Constraint

Beryck Beyleveld and Roger Brownsword

in Human Dignity in Bioethics and Biolaw

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268260
eISBN:
9780191683473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268260.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses the implications of the conception of human dignity as constraint on the limits to be placed on biomedicine, reflecting on the belief that biomedical practice in the ... More


Living with Dignity I: Ownership and Commodification of Human Body Parts

Beryck Beyleveld and Roger Brownsword

in Human Dignity in Bioethics and Biolaw

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268260
eISBN:
9780191683473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268260.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter elucidates the general conception of property and the proposition that persons own their bodies according to the ‘rule-preclusionary’ conception of property. It argues that (1) Article ... More


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