David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Euthanasia is a Greek word that means easy death, but the controversy surrounding it is just the opposite. The legalisation of euthanasia is one of the most controversial legal and ethical discussions today. There is a never-ending battle between the right to die of a human being and the legal implications that, it is foreseeable to intervene in the right to live. Euthanasia is the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit. Dworkin in his book ‘Life’s Dominion’ has written that “Everyday, rational people all over the world plead to be allowed to die. Sometimes they plead for others to kill them. Some of them are dying already…. Some of them want to die because they are unwilling to live in the only way left open to them”. Should euthanasia be legalised in the United Kingdom?
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Mary Warnock (2008). Easeful Death: Is There a Case for Assisted Dying? Oxford University Press.
David Shaw (2009). Euthanasia and Eudaimonia. Journal of Medical Ethics 35 (9):530-533.
Hazel Biggs (2001). Euthanasia, Death with Dignity, and the Law. Hart Publishing.
David Shaw (2007). The Body as Unwarranted Life Support: A New Perspective on Euthanasia. Journal of Medical Ethics 33 (9):519-521.
Sandra Woien (2007). Review of Ian Dowbiggin, A Concise History of Euthanasia: Life, Death, God, and Medicine and Neal Nicol and Harry Wylie, Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s Life and the Battle to Legalize Euthanasia. [REVIEW] American Journal of Bioethics 7 (11):50-52.
Shi Pdau (1991). Euthanasia in China: A Report. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 16 (2).
Reed Richter (1988). The Hastings Center and Euthanasia. The Euthanasia Review 3 (1):56-72.
Craig Paterson (2010). Review of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: A Natural Law Ethics Approach. [REVIEW] Ethics and Medicine 26 (1):23-4.
John Keown (2002). Euthanasia, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Argument Against Legalisation. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2009-04-24
Total downloads32 ( #63,320 of 1,410,540 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #178,988 of 1,410,540 )
How can I increase my downloads?