HC.Wk6Bb - Suicide What is suicide Is suicide morally...

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Suicide What is suicide? Is suicide morally acceptable? Kant on suicide Irrationality Argument Stewardship argument Hume’s view Brandt’s view
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What is euthanasia? Different types of Euthanasia James Rachels on Euthanasia
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Suicide Is suicide morally wrong? Yes No Is assisting someone to commit suicide wrong?
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Kant on Suicide Kant argues that suicide is never justifiable. His thinking about suicide takes its departure from the idea that “body is something special” - Body as a condition - Body as a trust
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The Irrationality Argument 1. One’s embodied life is the condition of any choice one makes. [Kant says “condition of life”] 2. Suicide destroys one’s embodied life. 3. One’s embodied life is the condition of the suicide choice. 4. Suicide destroys the condition of one’s suicide choice. 5. Any choice that destroys the condition of making choices is irrational. [Irrationality premise] 6. The suicide choice is irrational.
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2009 for the course PHIL 2450 taught by Professor Sethi,n during the Spring '09 term at Cornell.

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HC.Wk6Bb - Suicide What is suicide Is suicide morally...

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