<i>Mindless existence</i>

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780192630889
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723568 | DOI:
Mindless existence

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This chapter presents a 1997 commentary on euthanasia. The growing support for euthanasia indicates the decline of a traditional doctrine of Western societies: a weakening of conviction about the sanctity of every human life. According to American legal scholar Ronald Dworkin, the conviction that all human life is sacred may turn out, paradoxically, to provide a powerful argument for rather than against euthanasia.

Keywords: medical practice; medical ethics; euthanasia; Ronald Dworkin

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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