Lecture 19

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Short Answer Questions (submit online)

  1. Explain the difference between a coma, brain death, and a persistent vegetative state.
  2. According to McMahon, what are the physical and moral differences between "the death of a person" and "the death of an organism"?
  3. Describe McMahan's time-symmetry test for understanding the occurrence of death and illustrate its application with an example.

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