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Truncated Autonomy: Neocortical Selves, Reverse Reductionism and End-of-Life Care
(Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2016-12-29)
In professional guidelines for palliative sedation in end-of life care, a particular notion of conscious life experience is associated with specific cognitivist notion of frontal lobe autonomy. Drawing on Turner and Fauconnier’s work in cognitive linguistics I argue in this chapter that even our most central notions like human subjectivity and autonomy are conceptual blends. This chapter explores ...