Organhandel - Den moralske tilladelighed af nyresalg

Troels B. H. Madsen, Freja N. D. Jeppesen, Sebastian Jon Holmen, Mark E. S. Nielsen & Frode Kjær Christensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The problem of insufficient procurement of organs, entails a problematic situation for people, who need an organ transplant. The aim of this project is to discuss whether a current-market in human kidneys should be allowed. This entails an argumentation analysis of James Stacey Taylor’s Stakes and Kidneys: Why Markets in Human Body Parts are Morally Imperative and Michael Sandel’s What Money can’t Buy- The Moral Limits of Markets. Utilising the method of reflective equilibrium to individually, discuss Taylor’s pro-market position and Sandel’s anti-market position, a comparison of the two positions is conducted. The project concludes that acting from a position, where respect for autonomy is prioritised, a current-market in human kidneys is morally acceptable. The worries of negative consequences for social cohesion, due to a commodification of kidneys are an empirical question, currently does not prove a moral impermissibility of a current-market in human kidneys.  

UddannelserFilosofi og Videnskabsteori, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato26 maj 2014


  • Argumentationsanalyse
  • Organhandel
  • Organdonation
  • Nyresalg