Organs for Sale: Bioethics, Neoliberalism, and Public Moral Deliberation
Organs for Sale is a study of the bioethical question of how to increase human organ supply. But it is also an inquiry into public moral deliberation and the relationship between economic worth and the value systems of a society. Looking closely at human organ procurement debates, the author offers a critique of neoliberalism in bioethics and asks what kind of society we truly want.
While society is directly concerned with the practical question of organ procurement, a better understanding of the rhetoric of advocates and philosophical underpinnings of the debate might indeed improve our public moral deliberation in general and organ policy more specifically. Examining public arguments, this book uses a range of source material, from medical journals to Congressional hearings to New York Times op-eds, to provide the most up-to-date and thorough analysis of the topic. Organs for Sale posits that deciding together on the limits of markets, and on what is and ought to be for sale, sheds light on the moral fiber of our society and what it needs to thrive.
- World Rights
- Page Count: 320 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Author InformationRyan Gillespie is a Lecturer in the Study of Religion Program at UCLA.
Table of contents
Section I: Introduction
2. Public Morality: Altruism, Bioethics, and Rhetoric
Section II: The Rhetorical Positions, Arguments, and Justifications in Human
3. The Case for the Altruistic-Based Supply System
4. The Case for the Market-Based Supply System
Section III: Morality, Neoliberalism, and the Prospects of Reasoning
Together in a Democracy
5. The Neoliberal Graft: Medicine, Morality, and Markets
6. Good Reasons: Metanormativity & Categoricity
7. Weighing Reasons: Telic Orientation, Rhetorical Force, and
Section IV: Weighing Reasons in the Organ Debate
8. The Scope of the Market, Legal Consistency, and the Question of
9. What Money Cannot Buy and What Money Ought Not Buy: Dignity,
Markets, and Motivation
Section V: What Kind of Policy for What Kind of Society?
10. Conclusion: What Kind of Policy for What Kind of Society?
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