Posthumous Interests: Legal and Ethical Perspectives de Daniel SperlingPosthumous Interests: Legal and Ethical Perspectives de Daniel Sperling

Posthumous Interests: Legal and Ethical Perspectives

deDaniel Sperling

Couverture souple | 17 février 2011 | Anglais

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Daniel Sperling discusses the legal status of posthumous interests and their possible defeat by actions performed following the death of a person. The author first explores the following questions: Do the dead have interests and/or rights, the defeat of which may constitute harm? What does posthumous harm consist of and when does it occur, if at all? This is followed by a more detailed analysis of three categories of posthumous interests arising in the medico-legal context: the proprietary interest in the body of the deceased, the testamentary interest in determining the disposal of one's body after death and the interest in post-mortem medical confidentiality. Sperling concludes that if we acknowledge the interest in one's symbolic existence and legally protect it, not only do some interests survive a person's death but we should also enjoy a peremptory legal power to shape in advance our symbolic existence after death.
Titre :Posthumous Interests: Legal and Ethical PerspectivesFormat :Couverture soupleDimensions de l'article :304 pages, 9,02 × 5,98 × 0,63 poDimensions à l'expédition :9,02 × 5,98 × 0,63 poPublié le :17 février 2011Publié par :Cambridge University PressLangue :Anglais

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ISBN - 10 :0521187664

ISBN - 13 :9780521187664

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Table des matières

1. Posthumous harm, posthumous interests and symbolic existence; 2. Posthumous rights; 3. Proprietary interest in the body of the deceased; 4. Determining the disposal of one's body after death; 5. Medical confidentiality after death; Conclusion.

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'It is rare to discover a book that is certain to become one of the canonical texts in its area; Daniel Sperling's Posthumous Interests: Legal and Ethical Perspectives is such a rarity.' Metaphilosophy