Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: A Natural Law Ethics Approach

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Philosophy - 217 pages
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Craig Paterson discusses assisted suicide and euthanasia from a secular natural law perspective. He analyses important issues that shape the moral quality of an action: intention/foresight, action/omission, action/consequences, killing/letting die, innocence/non-innocence, person/non-person.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Justifications for Suicide Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
15
A Revised Natural Law Ethics
41
The Good of Human Life
73
Suicide Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Euthanasia
103
Nonvoluntary and Involuntary Euthanasia
129
State Intervention and the Common Good
155
Bibliography
185
Index
211
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Craig Paterson is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and an independent scholar. Previously he was engaged in Information Science research at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA and was previously an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Providence College, USA.

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