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Test #2 review - Capital Punishment Van den Haag Uneven...

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Capital Punishment 29/03/2008 18:05:00 Van den Haag Uneven distribution o Distribution of CP and moral status of CP are distinct issues Miscarriages of justice o As long as the benefits outweigh the costs, CP should be employed Thought experiment Common-sense argument Opposition to torture o Torture is repulsive o If torture has a FAR greater deterrent effect, then we should institute  torture as a punishment for murder Reiman Social progress o Characterized by a lower tolerance for one’s own pain and that  suffered by others Against reducing horrible things o It would make our lives more dangerous o It would be unjust Execution as horrible o Intense pain o Subjugation Responses to common sense argument o The conclusion of VDH’s argument is only true if all who can be  deterred are not already deterred by life in prison o VDH’s argument proves too much
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Euthanasia 29/03/2008 18:05:00 Active vs. passive
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Active o Actively causing death o Involves an act which brings about death Passive o Involves an action which results in death Voluntary vs. non-voluntary Voluntary o With consent of the patient Non-voluntary o
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course PHIL 1318 taught by Professor None during the Spring '08 term at SMU.

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