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Brain Death, the Concept of ‘Persona,’ and the Principle of Wholeness

Japan is a country where unique discussions on brain death take place not only among specialists but also lay persons. Using narratives, Professor Morioka presents his theories on some philosophical aspects of brain death, that is to say, the concept of ‘persona’ and the principle of ‘wholeness.’
Masahiro Morioka
Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at Osaka Prefecture University in Japan
Recorded September 28, 2012

 

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