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Our Duty to the Dead

Post by Philosophy Now » Fri May 25, 2018 1:21 pm

Stamatina Liosi enlists the help of Immanuel Kant to discover why we have a duty to treat the dead with dignity.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/126/Our_Duty_to_the_Dead

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Re: Our Duty to the Dead

Post by tbieter » Fri May 25, 2018 1:28 pm

Philosophy Now wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 1:21 pm
Stamatina Liosi enlists the help of Immanuel Kant to discover why we have a duty to treat the dead with dignity.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/126/Ou ... o_the_Dead
In a feminist philosophy class, the teacher asserted relative to a duty of care that the duty even extended to dead bodies.

She became speechless when I asked her if the ethic applied to the unborn child. And could she reconcile a duty of care to a dead body with a denial of such duty to the unborn child.

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Re: Our Duty to the Dead

Post by tbieter » Mon May 28, 2018 8:06 pm

The author claims that the duty is derived from our good will, or the moral law within us. The moral law is universal and rational, following Kant and Aristotle ( an "inner voice").

Does anyone disagree with this basic natural law argument?.

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Re: Our Duty to the Dead

Post by Impenitent » Mon May 28, 2018 9:32 pm

it is dignified to have body parts reused in others

-Imp

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