Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

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As medical technology advances and severely injured or ill people can be kept alive and functioning long beyond what was previously medically possible, the debate surrounding the ethics of end-of-life care and quality-of-life issues has grown more urgent. In this lucid and vigorous book, Craig Paterson revitalises the natural law approach to moral reasoning and defends the central normative proposition that 'it is always a serious moral wrong to intentionally kill an innocent human person, whether self or another, notwithstanding any further appeal to consequences or motive'.1.1 Contemporary Debate Controversy pervades contemporary debate over the moral and legal status of assisted suicide and euthanasia. If you were asked to compile a top-ten list of hotly contested moral issues, ita#39;s a safe guess that assistedanbsp;...

Title:Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
Author:Craig Paterson
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2008


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