The diagnosis of death and the irreducibility of the human person.

@article{Bulzacchelli2013TheDO,
  title={The diagnosis of death and the irreducibility of the human person.},
  author={Richard H Bulzacchelli},
  journal={The Linacre quarterly},
  year={2013},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={
          39-55
        }
}
If, as Karol Wojtyla had insisted, the human person is fundamentally irreducible to any natural, biological, social, or even cosmological function, then the diagnosis of death on any of the purely functionalistic grounds available to medical science presents a serious ethical problem. Perhaps we can no longer treat the question of death merely as a medical… CONTINUE READING