Monthly Archives: March 2012

What is human dignity in the age of biotechnology?

The paper “Human Dignity and the Manipulation of the Sense of Happiness
: From the Viewpoint of Bioethics and Philosophy of Life”, Masahiro Morioka, Journal of Philosophy of Life Vol.2, No.1 (March 2012):1-14, was uploaded. You can read the entire paper at:
“If our sense of happiness is closely connected to brain functions, it might become possible [...]

What is narrative responsibility?

A paper by Takanobu Kinjo and Masahiro Morioka entitled “Narrative Responsibility and Moral Dilemma: A Case Study of a Family‚Äôs Decision About a Brain-dead Daughter” was published in the journal Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 2011. You can read the entire paper at:
The following is an abstract:
“A brain death case is presented and reinterpreted using the [...]

Human beings have the right to grow and die in the form of wholeness

My paper “Natural Right to Grow and Die in the Form of Wholeness: A Philosophical Interpretation of the Ontological Status of Brain-dead Children” has been published in the journal DIOGENES in 2011. You can read the entire text at:
The following is an abstract:
“In this paper, I would like to argue that brain-dead small children have [...]