Osobní identita a dříve vyjádřená přání (24.3.2014 Praha)

Title in English Personal Identity and Advance Directives


Year of publication 2014
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The issue of advance directives is one of the key problems discussed in applied ethics. In my talk I assess the role that the concepts of personal identity and self-concern play in advance directives. It seems to be difficult to justify why advance directives should be binding on the basis of the dominant theories of personal identity. I attempt to show that these problems are caused by the dominant conception of self-concern, which I consider incorrect. By accepting an alternative theory of self-concern a possibility opens to justify the intuition that advance directives should be binding.
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