- Should we regard patients in a permanent vegetative state as alive or dead? Is death a harm? If so, how can a person both be harmed and yet not exist? Is it rational to fear death? Discuss with reference to Epicurus and/or Lucretius’ views on death. Would immortality be better than mortality? Discuss with reference to Williams.
Is killing morally impermissible? Why/why not?
- You must utilise at least three sources (preferably more) from the list of e-readings or recommended readings.
- Essays must be properly referenced and you must also provide a full bibliography. Be sure to consult the Deakin Referencing Guide.
- Essays will be scanned using Turnitin; you will be able to check your own Turnitin report before submission to help you identify any potential referencing problems.
- Essays must be submitted via the CloudDeakin dropbox by the deadline. If the essay is submitted after the deadline without an extension, 5 percentage points per day will be deducted from your result.
Topics (write on one of the following):
- Consider the medical criteria that have been offered for death. What are the merits and limitations of these definitions for understanding death?
- Is abortion morally permissible? Explain your answer with reference to Joyce and Thompson.
- Is euthanasia morally permissible? If so, under what conditions?
- Is there a moral distinction between active and passive euthanasia? Answer with reference to Steinbock and Rachels.
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