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Unformatted text preview: Direct vs. Indirect Passive Euthanasia (letting die, omitting or withdrawing what would otherwise preserve life, refusing to intervene) Ordinary vs. Extraordinary Contested Values: Autonomy and Relationality Mercy and Compassion The nature and meaning of suffering Distribution of Resources and Priorities, Medical Futility Negative and Positive Rights Slippery Slope Ethical theories: Kantian, Utilitiarian, Virtue, Christian Principle of Double Effect Religious Issues Life as a gift (Meilander) and yet not a “second God” (Barth/Cahill) The culture of death and learning to die Legal Issues Legality vs. Morality (a distinction identified in both Liberalism and Christianity) The “pedagogical” function of the law? Legalizing what is immoral? Making illegal what may be moral?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course REL 261 taught by Professor Erics.gregory during the Fall '09 term at Princeton.
- Fall '09