HUB ZWART: Welcome to the audience.
Thank you for listening.
To my name is Hub Zwart.
I'm a professor of philosophy
at the Faculty of Science,
Nijmegen in the Netherlands.
And I would like to talk to you
today about organ transplantation,
and more specifically about
organ transplants as commodities.
I think this is a very
urgent ethical issue,
it's a very global issue, it's
a focus of concern worldwide.
And I'll speak about this topic
from a philosophical point of view.
So although I will touch upon and
discuss some of the medical issues,
I will focus, of course, on the
ethical and philosophical issues.
Besides philosophy proper, so,
besides concepts and arguments,
I will also use organ
I will discuss a few movies about
experiences, recipients of organs,
donors of organs, because
I think those movies, organ
transplantation cinema, as it
were, can add something of value,
can add some insights into
our concerns, our anxieties,
our desires concerning organ
transplantations, our challenges,