A Reply to Some Standard Objections to Euthanasia
The purpose here is to cast doubt on some utilitarian non-rights-based arguments that are generally thought to be decisive objections to voluntary and non-voluntary euthanasia. The aim is not to prove that euthanasia is morally vindicated (although I think rights-based arguments can do this) but rather to contend that such arguments, far from being decisively anti-euthanasia, can be made to point equally in the opposite direction.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: The Open University, North West Region, Manchester M21 9UN, UK
Publication date: 1997-04-01