When Richard Lamm made the statement that old people have a duty to die, it was generally shouted down or ridiculed. The whole idea is just too preposterous . Indeed, “there can be a duty to die even when one would prefer to live.” After all John Hardwig says, “We fear death too much.” My sense is. PDF | John Hardwig argues persuasively that we should regard ourselves as having a duty to die, under a fairly likely range of circumstances. In fact, the very old.

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Surely, anyone with a little imagination can think of a situation in which it is plausible to say hardwih someone has “a duty to die. Marcia Baron – – Journal of Philosophy 81 4: Nor does Hardwig think that a person should make their final decision without consulting their family – although he points out the difficulties in doing this.

Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, and more. It is one of the tragedies of our lives that someone who wants very much to live can nevertheless have a duty to die. Get uohn access to newly published articles.

Is there a duty to die?

I can harddig imagine that, through cowardice, rationalisation, or failure of resolve, I will fail in this obligation to protect my loved ones. British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Hardwig thinks that we may have a duty to die when the burden of caring for us seriously compromises the lives of those who love us:. Miran Epstein – – Bioethics 21 1: Sign in Create an account. The Duty to Die and the Burdensomeness of Living. Privacy Policy Terms of Use.


He says that an individual is not the only person who will be affected by decisions over whether they live or die. Hence, the duty to die is much rarer than Hardwig supposes.

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Markie – – Ratio 22 3: Create a free personal account to johb free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, customize your interests, and more. After all, when we say someone did their duty when they gave up their life to save others, we often mean that they did an act of heroism, well beyond the call of duty.

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And Other Essays in Bio-Ethics. Dena Davis – – Journal of Medical Ethics 40 8: Angelo Corlett – – Health Care Analysis 9 1: History of Western Philosophy. However, the focus of Is There a Duty to Die? John Hardwig University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Hastings Center Report 27 2: Ethics in Value Theory, Miscellaneous.

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Purchase access Subscribe to JN Learning for one year. The whole idea is just too preposterous to hardwib. John Hardwig – – Ethics 93 2: What produces a duty to die? In fact, a fairly common argument against legalizing physician-assisted suicide is that if it were legal, some people might somehow get the idea that they have a duty to die.


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It goes without saying that there is no duty to die. Shlomo Cohen – – European Journal of Philosophy 23 4: Political Obligation and the Particularity Problem. On this page Is there a duty to die?

The duty to die and the burdensomeness of living.

Sign in to use this feature. Hardwig believes that the duty to die is relatively widespread among those with burdensome illnesses, dependencies, or medical conditions.

Ethical Challenges with Welfare Technology: Is There a Moral Duty to Die? Wrenn – – Dialogue: Find out more about thers archiving. Get free access to newly published articles Create a personal account or sign in to: I then show that an important disanalogy exists between an uncontroversial example in which an individual has a duty to die and the situations in which Hardwig proposes individuals have a duty to die.