L.W. Sumner

in Assisted Death

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199607983
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729652 | DOI:

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This chapter introduces some of the key issues and concepts of the book, including conceptions of death, criteria for determining death, end‐of‐life measures, and definitions of assisted suicide and euthanasia. It also constructs an account of the badness of death (and when death is not a bad thing). Finally, it provides an outline of the remaining chapters of the book and distinguishes between the ethical and legal issues to be explored in them.

Keywords: death; criteria for determining death; end‐of‐life measures; assisted suicide; euthanasia; badness of death

Chapter.  13131 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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