The experience requirement is not self-evident. By contrast, PVS patients meet at least the second criterion through spontaneous respiration a kind of acting upon the world to obtain what is needed: Clearly, though, any view of our numerical identity over time—our persistence conditions—is conceptually dependent on a view of what we essentially are DeGrazia ; DeGraziach.
It is sometimes claimed, for example, that we are essentially persons. The latter option, in effect, would move the whole-brain theorist to a dual-aspect understanding of human nature, as just discussed: Surely the fetus that gradually developed prior to the emergence of sentience or the capacity for consciousness—that is, prior to the emergence of a mind—was alive.
The appeal to personal identity in support of the higher-brain standard depends on the thesis that we are essentially minded beings and therefore inherits the challenges facing this view, as discussed in the previous subsection. This discussion will consider four leading argumentative strategies in support of the higher-brain approach.
For those attracted to the general approach of understanding our essence in terms of psychological capacities, a promising alternative thesis is that we are essentially beings with the capacity for at least some form of consciousness who die upon irreversibly losing that very basic capacity.
And some authors who defend the higher-brain standard e. Each of the following, for example, seems relevant: Nevertheless, the appeal to personal identity, construed as a distinct argumentative strategy, has been somewhat influential see, e.
But this reply assumes the experience requirement: But such a conception of human death, one could argue, only makes sense on the assumption that we are essentially human organisms see discussion of the essence of human persons in section 2.
According to the organismic definition, death is the irreversible loss of functioning of the organism as a whole Becker ; Bernat, Culver, and Gert Yet, while some arbitrariness is inevitable, and highlights a blurred boundary, the blurring in each instance concerns very specific criteria and clinical tests for determining that a standard has been met, not the standard itself.
One might also find puzzling the thesis that there is one definition of death, appealing to the capacity for consciousness, for human beings or persons and another definition, appealing to organismic functioning, for nonhuman animals and the human organisms associated with persons.
First, whether or not the whole-brain standard really incorporates, rather than replacing, the traditional cardiopulmonary standard, the former is at least fairly continuous with traditional practices and understandings concerning human death.
If so, death cannot be defined in a set of necessary and sufficient conditions—in which case no such definition can justify a particular standard.
Although the intelligibility of this belief in posthumous interests might be challenged, the following is surely intelligible: The Whole-Brain Approach According to the whole-brain standard, human death is the irreversible cessation of functioning of the entire brain, including the brainstem.
The fundamental claim is that, whatever we are essentially, it is clear that one of us has gone out of existence once the capacity for consciousness has been irreversibly lost, supporting the higher-brain standard of death.
Recently, a new rationale—distinct from the one that understands human death in terms of loss of organismic functioning mediated by the brain—has been advanced in support of the whole-brain standard PCBch.
This, the argument continues, is a moral question, so an answer to this question should be moral as well.The philosophical investigation of human death has focused on two overarching questions: (1) What is human death?
and (2) How can we determine that it has occurred? Self-interest and morality Why should we be moral? One answer is that, in some way, being moral is in our self- in ways that we cannot reasonably reject.
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