Euthanasia, Morality and the Law (Teaching Texts in Law and Politics)

Euthanasia, Morality and the Law (Teaching Texts in Law and Politics) by Kumar Amarasekara, Mirko Bagaric

Title: Euthanasia, Morality and the Law (Teaching Texts in Law and Politics)
Author: Kumar Amarasekara, Mirko Bagaric
ISBN10: 0820456675
ISBN13: 978-0820456676
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 29, 2002)
Language: English
Subcategory: Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Size PDF: 1600 kb
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Pages: 161 pages
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Euthanasia, Morality and the Law (Teaching Texts in Law and Politics) by Kumar Amarasekara, Mirko Bagaric


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This book assesses the desirability of legalising euthanasia. From the ethical perspective, euthanasia raises many important issues including the right to life, the right to liberty, the avoidance of unnecessary pain, the appropriate allocation of medical resources, and the rights and duties of doctors. Other relevant considerations include the improving standard of palliative care and the ¬ęslippery slope¬Ľ argument. The central arguments for and against euthanasia are evaluated against the background of the leading contemporary moral theories. This book seeks to cut through the rhetoric that has become a feature of the debate and asks whether there is a sound reason for denying the wishes of individuals who express their wish to die.