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Property Rights in the Human Body: Applying Honoré
Journal of Medical Ethics (2007)
  • Muireann Quigley, University of Manchester

This paper argues that the new commercial and quasi-commercial activities of medicine, scientists, pharmaceutical companies, and industry with regards to human tissue has given rise to a whole new way of valuing our bodies. It is argued that a property framework may be an effective and constructive method exploring issues arising from this. The paper refers to A.M. Honoré's theory of ownership and aims to show that we have full liberal ownership of our own bodies and as such can be considered to be self-owners.

  • property,
  • property rights,
  • the body,
  • Honoré
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Muireann Quigley. "Property Rights in the Human Body: Applying Honoré" Journal of Medical Ethics Vol. 33 Iss. 11 (2007)
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