Muir 50 conciousness and death

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Brian Champagne 2/4/07 Annotated Bibliography on “Consciousness as a Definition of Death” "Consciousness as a definition of death: its appeal and complexity," Calixto Machado MD, PhD Clinical Electroencephalography. 1999 Oct;30(4):156-64 . The article “Consciousness as a Definition of Death” discusses opposing definitions of death while arguing that death should be defined as the irreversible loss of conciousness. It is interesting to note that this author, divides conciousness into two components, both dependent on one another. These factors are awareness and arousal/wakefullness. Calixto Machado argues that conciousness is the the most important and essential characteristic for any human because it allows a person to integrate the immportant attributes that allow a human body to take reason-based action. Machado takes a different stance than most other common viewpoints on death, including neocortical, brain stem, and whole brain criterion, by arguing for the definition of death
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