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Research Article | Open Access
Volume 14 2022 | None
Moral Permissibility of Voluntary Euthanasia
Bilquees Jan
Pages: 3044-3047
Abstract
Decisions regarding euthanasia are especially difficult in bioethics because it deals with a hard fact that all human will eventually face, sometime not willingly, the death. Is it worse to kill someone than to let someone die? It seems to be common sense that it is worse. We allow people to die, for example, when we fail to contribute money to any famine relief, though we feel somewhat guilty, we do not consider ourselves murderers. Common sense tells us, that while we may not kill people; our duty to give them aid is much more limited. Some philosophers, however, have argued that common sense is wrong about killing and letting die. They have defended it through Equivalence Thesis, which says that killing someone and letting die are equally bad. This is more specific idea that there is no moral difference between making something happen and allowing it to happen.
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Decisions regarding euthanasia are especially difficult in bioethics because it deals with a hard fact that all human will eventually face, sometime not willingly, the death.
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