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„Nature, red in tooth and claw“

Individuelle Autonomie im Medizinsystem

Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie
Band 101 / 2015 / Heft 4
S. 577–588


Medical law and Biopolitics shed specific light on the relationship of subject and power/violence in legal contexts. For our species, medicine is an essential endeavour vis-à-vis nature which is „red in tooth and claw“. Medicine, however, is driven by autopoietic systemic imperatives and marked by relations of domination. Guaranteeing robust individual rights and legal powers is a remedy against both.

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