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dc.contributor.authorGorsuch, Neil M., author.
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-27T08:08:12Z
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dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.1515/9781400830343
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dc.description.abstractThe Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia provides the most thorough overview of the ethical and legal issues raised by assisted suicide and euthanasia--as well as the most comprehensive argument against their legalization--ever published. In clear terms accessible to the general reader, Neil Gorsuch thoroughly assesses the strengths and weaknesses of leading contemporary ethical arguments for assisted suicide and euthanasia. He explores evidence and case histories from the Netherlands and Oregon, where the practices have been legalized. He analyzes libertarian and autonomy-based arguments for legalization as well as the impact of key U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the debate. And he examines the history and evolution of laws and attitudes regarding assisted suicide and euthanasia in American society. After assessing the strengths and weaknesses of arguments for assisted suicide and euthanasia, Gorsuch builds a nuanced, novel, and powerful moral and legal argument against legalization, one based on a principle that, surprisingly, has largely been overlooked in the debate--the idea that human life is intrinsically valuable and that intentional killing is always wrong. At the same time, the argument Gorsuch develops leaves wide latitude for individual patient autonomy and the refusal of unwanted medical treatment and life-sustaining care, permitting intervention only in cases where an intention to kill is present. Those on both sides of the assisted suicide question will find Gorsuch's analysis to be a thoughtful and stimulating contribution to the debate about one of the most controversial public policy issues of our day.
dc.description.abstractThe Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia provides the most thorough overview of the ethical and legal issues raised by assisted suicide and euthanasia--as well as the most comprehensive argument against their legalization--ever published. In clear terms accessible to the general reader, Neil Gorsuch thoroughly assesses the strengths and weaknesses of leading contemporary ethical arguments for assisted suicide and euthanasia. He explores evidence and case histories from the Netherlands and Oregon, where the practices have been legalized. He analyzes libertarian and autonomy-based arguments for legalization as well as the impact of key U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the debate. And he examines the history and evolution of laws and attitudes regarding assisted suicide and euthanasia in American society. After assessing the strengths and weaknesses of arguments for assisted suicide and euthanasia, Gorsuch builds a nuanced, novel, and powerful moral and legal argument against legalization, one based on a principle that, surprisingly, has largely been overlooked in the debate--the idea that human life is intrinsically valuable and that intentional killing is always wrong. At the same time, the argument Gorsuch develops leaves wide latitude for individual patient autonomy and the refusal of unwanted medical treatment and life-sustaining care, permitting intervention only in cases where an intention to kill is present. Those on both sides of the assisted suicide question will find Gorsuch's analysis to be a thoughtful and stimulating contribution to the debate about one of the most controversial public policy issues of our day.
dc.description.abstractElectronic reproduction.
dc.description.abstractMode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
dc.description.abstractDescription based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher’s Web site, viewed October 27 2015)
dc.language.isoeng
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dc.subjectAide au suicide
dc.subjectAide au suicide
dc.subjectAssisted suicide
dc.subjectAssisted suicide
dc.subjectAssisted suicide
dc.subjectAssisted suicide
dc.subjectEuthanasia
dc.subjectEuthanasia
dc.subjectEuthanasia
dc.subjectEuthanasia
dc.subjectEuthanasia
dc.subjectEuthanasia
dc.subjectEuthanasie
dc.subjectEuthanasie
dc.subjectSuicide, Assisted
dc.subjectSuicide, Assisted
dc.subjectGerman Civil Code.
dc.subjectLaw, other.
dc.subjectLaw.
dc.subjectSoziale Probleme, Sozialdienste, Versicherungen.
dc.subjectLAW
dc.subjectPHILOSOPHY
dc.titleThe Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia /
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