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Whole), (as a When I I confusing terms brain death and heart death. ilthough Now. clcuK he wm HO longer making an "arbitrary decision," but one based on benefits for policy. Like the rest of us, he realized that death already has a well-established meaning. And though Defining Death Anew: Technical and Ethical Problems 18 meaning of death the task of the current debate to clarify the is it much difficult cases, of in fact has taken place it because of its few rare and for a important implication for policy.

Instead they want what they an ontological argument that is essentially this "ontological gerrymandering," or arranging a concept of death moral judgments. They argue against doing judgments as conception of death. In society valuing sports clearly absurd to that the definition of death do is might so, find it classify the refer to the concept an example the cite as congenial to clarifies lame possibility as dead they apparently believe that they have demonstrated not a matter of moral judgment.

It strikes me that it is hard to defend the position that some such subgroup exists, but that is not a problem for a discussion of the definitions of Consciousness. Consciousness qualifies one be treated as to is and death. life a second candidate for that critical function that living. If the rationalist tradition is reflected in the previous notion, then the empiricist philosophical tradition seems to be represented in the emon consciousness. What may be of central significance is the capacity for experience.

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