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The Morality of Euthanasia

In: Organon F, vol. 26, no. 4
Adam Greif
Rok, strany: 2019, 612 - 634
Jazyk: eng
Kľúčové slová:
Legalisation; moral freedom; morality; needlessness of eu- thanasia; requested euthanasia; sanctity; slippery slope.
Typ článku: Research Article
O článku:
In this paper, I defend the view that the requested euthanasia of adults is morally permissible and should be legalised; I use an argument from analogy which compares physician-assisted euthanasia with morally less ambiguous and, in my opinion, an acceptable instance of mercy killing. I also respond to several objections that either try to prove that the instance of mercy killing is not acceptable, or that there is a fundamental difference between these two cases of killing. Furthermore, in the remainder of the paper I defend the moral permissibility and legalisation of euthanasia against several objections that appeared in local disputes on this issue, based on the concepts of the limits of freedom, the slippery slope, and the needlessness of euthanasia.
Ako citovať:
ISO 690:
Greif, A. 2019. The Morality of Euthanasia. In Organon F, vol. 26, no.4, pp. 612-634. 1335-0668. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2019.26404

Greif, A. (2019). The Morality of Euthanasia. Organon F, 26(4), 612-634. 1335-0668. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2019.26404
O vydaní:
Vydavateľ: Filozofický ústav SAV, Filosofický ústav AVČR
Publikované: 1. 12. 2019
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Adam Greif