Unformatted text preview: • A doctor does not “do nothing” in active euthanisia, he/she is actually doing “letting die” Review Questions: 1. According to Rachels, what is the distinction between active and passive euthanasia? There is no moral difference. 2. Why does Rachels think that being allowed to die is worse in some cases than a lethal injection? Because it causes more suffering, as a patient knows that he will die for certain in a set amount of days. (hope is lost) 3. What is Rachel’s second argument against the conventional doctrince? Decisions concerning life and death are made on irrelevant grounds. 4. According to Rachels, why isn’t killing worse than letting die? Because they have the same motive behind it. Discussion Questions:...
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2008 for the course PHIL 140g taught by Professor Kwon during the Spring '07 term at USC.
- Spring '07