The Morality of Euthanasia Argumentative Essay by Top Papers

The Morality of Euthanasia
A discussion on whether voluntary active euthanasia is morally permissible.
# 138347 | 750 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Hot Topics (Euthanasia) , Ethics (General)

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The paper asserts that a strong argument in favour of active euthanasia has to do with the nature of death itself. The paper discusses how in general, people object to death because they see it as a great evil that must be avoided at all costs. However, the paper argues that death is not a great evil; after all, while I am alive, I am not dead, and therefore, death should not worry me while I am alive. The paper explains that after a person is dead, death is with him - but then he has ceased to exist, so he cannot experience anything. Thus, the writer maintains that death is no concern of his, whether he is alive or dead.

From the Paper:

"Suppose that a forty-five year old woman named Sue suffers from chronic, serious depression. She has tried every known treatment for depression, but they did not help. Doctors have told her that she will in all likelihood remain seriously depressed for the rest of her life. Sue would rather die now than suffer terribly for the rest of her life. Would it be morally permissible for her doctors to do as she desires, and actively euthanize her? (Note that the issue here is whether voluntary active euthanasia is morally permissible, not whether it is legally permissible.)

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