Euthanasia


Instituto Tecnologico Y De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey Campus Morelos The Argumentative Essay - From a Kantian Perspective Adriana Sandoval 375242 Marzo 2000 Active Euthenasia From A Kantian Perspective is one of society's more widely debated moral issues of our time. Active is; "Doing something, such as administering a lethal drug, or using other ways that will cause a person's death." In the other hand, Passive is; "Stopping (or not starting) a treatment, that will make a person die, the condition of the person will cause his or her death." It seems that this one is not to debate, as much as the other one (active). I have chosen to look more closely at the issue of active , and ...

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would agree to this, but my question is, have they taken a close look at the ethical debate? Those who are against active would say not, and would argue that by participating in the practice of active , they are "playing God," or perhaps, that they are not acting out of mercy, therefore, the act is nothing less than cold-blooded murder. Murder by the law is defined as; "The unlawful, premeditated killing of one human being by another." , in Canada, remains unlawful as of today, and the act of is premeditated, whether for the purpose of mercy or not, is, by definition, murder. According to Kantian perspective established by Kant the philosopher, and the Holy Bible, murder is both a sin and a crime, therefore we ought not participate in the practice of , because it is murder, and it is the wrong thing to do. The debate raises many questions. Questions such as: who is the one benefited by the murder? Or should we allow family members to make a life-or-death decision over a loved ...

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