Wem gehört mein Körper?
Gibt es das Recht auf Eigentum am eigenen Körper? Ein Beitrag zur Forschungsethik in der kantischen Tradition der Aufklärung
New developments in biomedicine and the research with human tissue have made some of the classic questions in law and philosophy topical again: what is the origin of property, how far can we do as we want with our own body and is there a property right with respect to it? Recurring to some thoughts of the enlightenment philosopher Immanuel Kant the author of this article shows how our concept of the body is genuinely »modern« and in what way this understanding of body and person is a precondition for the development of the modern and liberal society. Starting from these observations he points to some analogies in the way we treat the body and organs, for example in the practice of organ donation, and thus arrives at a number of normative implications for medical ethics.Zum vollständigen Artikel | Artikel bestellen