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Unformatted text preview: Rolando Hernandez 03/01/10 Phil: Ethics 201 Prof. Sosa The Moral Justifiability of Assisted Suicide The author of The Moral Justifiability of Assisted Suicide, Dan W. Brock, discusses the ethical and moral perspective of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. Brock’s central ethical argument is made up of two fundamental ethical values: self-determination and well-being. He only deals with voluntary cases of assisted suicide and euthanasia in this article, and addresses only secular moral arguments regarding these issues. Although Brock believes that both assisted suicide and euthanasia are “deliberate killing of an innocent person”, he hold firm that some killings are ethically justified. He offers two views on killing: the rights view of the wrongness of killing and the duty based view of killing. Brock asserts that the physicians’ participation in either euthanasia or physician assisted suicide is morally justified only in cases where their motive is to respect the wishes...
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- Spring '11
- Ethics , Dan W. Brock, moral justifiability