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Euthanasia as an Act of Last Will

Author(s): Norbert Szanyi
Subject(s): Philosophy, Ethics / Practical Philosophy
Published by: VERBUM - vydavateľstvo Katolíckej univerzity v Ružomberku
Keywords: Euthanasia; Ethics; Peschke; Schockenhoff; Weber;

Summary/Abstract: This article deals with the phenomenon of euthanasia. It refers to the issue of understanding human death and the ongoing discusion on this topic. At first it presents the definition of euthanasia and it tries to describe what the concept of euthanasia means. In the second part, it draws attention to the opinions and views on the topic of euthanasia from selected German authors, who refuse classical arguments to justify the legitimacy of euthanasia and present arguments against it. Finally, the article contains a summary of the most important recent arguments about euthanasia and draws attention to the importance of assessing the intent of the act and the difference between the terms killing and letting die.

  • Issue Year: XVI/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 59-72
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Slovak