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2019 | 16 | 60 | 72-78
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Death: The Loss of Life-Constitutive Integration

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This discussion note aims to address the two points which Lizza raises regarding my critique of his paper “Defining Death: Beyond Biology,” 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. First, it is known from the writings of constitutionalist scholars that the constitution view of human persons, a theory which Lizza also holds, has its roots in John Locke’s thought. 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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16
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60
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72-78
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2019-06
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  • Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum)
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ISSN 1733-5566
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