When Richard Lamm made the statement that old people have a duty to die, it was generally shouted down or ridiculed. The whole idea is just too preposterous . Indeed, “there can be a duty to die even when one would prefer to live.” After all John Hardwig says, “We fear death too much.” My sense is. PDF | John Hardwig argues persuasively that we should regard ourselves as having a duty to die, under a fairly likely range of circumstances. In fact, the very old.

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No keywords specified fix it. Angelo Corlett – – Health Care Analysis 9 1: These people could only be the victims of twisted moral reasoning or vicious social pressure.

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Kimberley Brownlee – – Law and Philosophy 27 6: James Rachels – – In Lawrence C. Religion and Ethics home Religions. It goes without saying that there is no duty to die. Purchase access Subscribe now. John Hardwig – – Ethics 93 2: Books, Journals, New Media.

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Killing and Letting Die. It is one of the tragedies of our lives that someone who wants very much to live can nevertheless have a duty to die.


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This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets CSS enabled. Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, customize your interests, and more. Rie believes that the duty to die is relatively widespread among those with burdensome illnesses, dependencies, or medical conditions. Is There a Duty to Die? Page options Print this page.

Wrenn – – Dialogue: Miran Epstein – – Bioethics 21 1: Hardwig thinks that we may have a duty to die when the burden of caring for us seriously compromises the lives of those who love us: This page has been archived and is no longer updated.

A Review of the Literature. In fact, a fairly common argument against legalizing physician-assisted suicide is that if it were legal, some people might somehow get the idea that they have a duty to die.

Is there a duty to die?

Hastings Center Report 27 2: So, when deciding whether to live or die, a person should not consider only themselves; they should also consider their family and the people who love them. John Hardwig University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Markie – – Ratio 22 3: It sounds an odd question – most of us would say ‘no’, jphn perhaps for military and similar personnel in certain circumstances. Felicia Ackerman – – Midwest Studies in Philosophy 24 1: He says that an individual is not the only person who will be affected by decisions over whether they live or die.


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Create a free personal account to make a comment, download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts and more. Is There a Moral Duty to Die? I then suggest that the burdens that ill, dependent, or aged individuals impose on their families, loved ones, or caregivers do not constitute the kind of threat that warrants the latter killing the former in self-defense. I argue that although there are rare circumstances in which individuals have a duty to die, the situations Hardwig describes are not among these.

Is There a Duty to Die?: Michael Cholbi – – Bioethics 24 8: Surely, anyone with a little imagination can think of a situation in which it is plausible to say that someone has “a duty to die.

Nor does Hardwig think that a person should make their final decision without consulting their family – although he points out the difficulties in doing this. Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, and more.