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Relational bodies.

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This article argues that debates over the legal status of bodies reveal a much deeper dispute over the nature of the self. In these discussions lawyers and ethicists have much to learn from a more profound understanding of the biological nature of the body. Far from being a static entity, the body is constantly recreating itself. It contains parts that are organisms in their own right. Bodies are dependent upon other bodies and the external environment for survival. The complex biological pic...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty
Journal:
Journal of law and medicine
Volume:
21
Issue:
2
Pages:
294-298
Publication date:
2013-12-05
ISSN:
1320-159X
URN:
uuid:79efbd72-011a-46f7-8378-1f4dfbd5929a
Source identifiers:
478701
Local pid:
pubs:478701
Language:
English
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