Subjective character of experience in medical ethics: A reply to atkins

Yujin Nagasawa*

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    Abstract

    In a recent issue of this Journal Kim Atkins argued that Thomas Nagel’s argument regarding a bat’s phenomenal experience is important for understanding the value placed on patient autonomy in medical ethics. In this reply to her paper, I demonstrate that Atkins’s argument (a) is based on her misinterpretations of Nagel’s argument, and (b) can be established without appealing to such a controversial assumption as that which she makes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)219-223
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Applied Philosophy
    Volume21
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2004

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