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Mercy killing in battle

Journal of Military Ethics 12 (2):162 - 180 (2013)

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  1. Is It Possible to Be Better Off Dead? An Epicurean Analysis of Physician-Assisted Suicide.Andrew Pavelich - 2020 - Conatus 5 (2):115.
    Epicurus wrote that death cannot be bad for a person who dies, since when someone dies they no longer exist to be the subject of harm. But his conclusion also applies in the converse: Death cannot be good for someone, since after their death they will not exist to be the subject of benefit. This conclusion is troubling when it is brought to bear on the question of physician assisted suicide. If Epicurus is right, as I think he is, then (...)
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  • An Ethical and Judicial Framework for Mercy Killing on the Battlefield.Jean-François Caron - 2014 - Journal of Military Ethics 13 (3):228-239.
    As a follow-up to Stephen Deakin's analysis on the ethics of mercy killing on the battlefield in this journal, this article proposes a moral justification for this type of action, as well as a judicial framework that could clarify what qualifies as such morally permissible action. Based upon contemporary cases, it argues that the current military codes of conduct are incoherent when it comes to the punishment of soldiers who commit mercy killings, and that the military codes of justice should (...)
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  • Battlefield Euthanasia: Should Mercy-Killings Be Allowed?L. Perry David - 2014 - Parameters 44 (4).
    Analysis of ethical and legal issues in battlefield euthanasia or military mercy-killing.
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