Reading 9 James Rachels Active and Passive Euthanasia

Reading 9 James Rachels Active and Passive Euthanasia -...

Info icon This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

Discussion: 1. Active euthanasia is directly killing someone and passive euthanasia is letting someone die by not doing anything. 2. Being allowed to die is worse, since the person experiences more suffering. 3. The second argument is that the conventional doctrine leads to decisions concerning life and death made on irrelevant grounds.
Image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: For instance, letting a baby with down syndrome die when it has intestinal obstruction and letting it live when it doesn’t. 4. Killing is not worse than letting die if it is done to ease the suffering a person goes through and make their death comfortable and painless....
View Full Document

  • Fall '07
  • Kwon
  • Down syndrome, active euthanasia, passive euthanasia

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern