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A defence of a new perspective on euthanasia

By D. Shaw

Abstract

In two recent papers, Hugh McLachlan, Jacob Busch and Raffaele Rodogno have criticised my new perspective on euthanasia. Each paper analyses my argument and suggests two flaws. McLachlan identifies what he sees as important points regarding the justification of legal distinctions in the absence of corresponding moral differences and the professional role of the doctor. Busch and Rodogno target my criterion of brain life, arguing that it is a necessary but not sufficient condition and that it is not generalisable. In this paper I indicate flaws in all of these criticisms, and again suggest that my perspective does add something new to the debate

Topics: BJ, R1
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.gla.ac.uk:51791
Provided by: Enlighten

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  1. (2010). Assisted suicide and the killing of people? Maybe. Physician-assisted suicide and the killing of patients? No: the rejection of Shaw's new perspective on euthanasia. doi
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  3. Life support and euthanasia, a perspective on Shaw’s new perspective. doi
  4. On acts, omissions and responsibility. doi
  5. The body as unwarranted life support: a new perspective on euthanasia. doi
  6. The ethics of killing and letting die: active and passive euthanasia. doi

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