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Qui est plus humain ? La disponibilité des corps de l'homme et de l'animal pour la transplantation d'organes

Abstract : n this paper, the aim is to think together the transplantation of today, allotransplantation, and the transplantation of the future, xenotransplantation, that is to say the use of organ animals for human recipients. We focus on two controversies. The first controversy is about the harvesting of several organs on a young French man who died from a bike accident, and the second about an attempt of xenotransplantation on a dying American baby. If, at first sight, allo- and xeno-transplantation seem radically different practices, the detailed description of this two cases shows a quite different picture. Indeed, it becomes difficult to say who is the most “human”: the human being transformed in an objectivized corpse or the humanized and “sacrificed” animal? Through the practice of transplantation, an astonishing new scale of beings emerges.
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Catherine Rémy. Qui est plus humain ? La disponibilité des corps de l'homme et de l'animal pour la transplantation d'organes. Politix, De Boeck Supérieur, 2010, 23 (90), pp.47-69. ⟨10.3917/pox.090.0047⟩. ⟨hal-00518422⟩

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