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Euthanasia+discussion+notes - 1) Any action or social...

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1) Any action or social policy is morally right if it serves to increase the amount of happiness in the world or to decrease the amount of misery. Conversely, an action or social policy is morally wrong if it srves to decrese happiness or increase misery. 2) The policy of killing, at their own request, hopelessly ill patients who are suffering great pain would decrease the amount of misery in the world. 3) Therefore, such a policy would be morally right. But it seems this argument is also valid. 1) Any action or social policy is morally right if it serves to increase the amount of happiness in the world or to decrease the amount of misery. Conversely, an action or social policy is morally wrong if it srves to decrese happiness or increase misery. 2) The policy of killing hopelessly ill patients, whether they want to be killed or not, who are suffering great pain would decrease the amount of misery in the world. 3)
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course PHI 2630 taught by Professor Tostenson during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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