About the person. An approach to the discussions about the end of life

Michelle Piperberg

To Michelle Piperberg of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Barcelona for the project: About the "person". An approach to the discussions about the end of life.

This project has several aims: The first is to define the concept "person" within the context of bioethics in developed countries in order to later analyze the different liberal attitudes and standpoints in end of life debates. The project also aims at addressing the implications of the concept "person" in a practical sense and how this concept bonds with the decision making process at the end of life. Finally the study deals with issues in relation to discussions about the end of life process such as dualism (body-person) in other words the distinction between "biographical death" or that of the person, and "biological death" or that of the organism.