Selling Organs Ethically: Disentangling Exploitation Arguments



This essay explores the possibility of an ethical market for organs. To this end, I first analyse and evaluate the exploitation claims that have been raised in objection to a market for organs. This includes an examination of the characteristics of exploitation that distinguish it from other types of wrongs. Following that, the essay turns to the moral force of such exploitation arguments in relation to a market for organs. I suggest that such exploitation claims point to a regulated 'ethical' market as opposed to prohibition. I conclude by attempting to construct an ethical market that would best answer critics as well as protect the welfare of the individuals involved.

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How to Cite: Loh, H. (2011) “Selling Organs Ethically: Disentangling Exploitation Arguments”, Journal of Law and Jurisprudence. 1(1).