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Philosophy 221: Contemporary Moral Issues Euthanasia
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Velleman and Williams on Euthanasia Both Williams and Velleman argue that voluntary active euthanasia shouldn’t be legal. Their arguments are based on different ways having an option can be bad for you. 1. Being given an option means you are likely to harm yourself by making the wrong decision. Williams’ Argument from Self -Interest is based on this. Note that we are skipping his Argument from Practical Effects 2. Simply being given the option harms you even if you do not make the wrong decision. Velleman’s argument is based on this.
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