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About voluntary active euthanasia
- We might oppose voluntary active euthanasia even while we support the permissibility of physician assisted suicide because there appears to be a causal distinction between the actions. Carefully describe Brock’s two responses to this view.
- One might think that the importance of autonomy as a reason for voluntary active euthanasia diminishes in certain circumstances (like advanced age or terminal illness). Carefully explain both this view and Brock’s response.
- A standard view is that the permissibility of voluntary active euthanasia is grounded in two medical values, autonomy (or self-determination) and individual well-being. But we might worry that there is a conflict in relying upon both of these principles to reach that conclusion. Explain this potential conflict. How does Brock resolve the worry?
- How does Brock respond to the objection that even if individual cases of voluntary active euthanasia could be justified, a broad policy would be a bad idea?