Physician-Assisted Suicide and the Doctrine of Double Effect

    Volume 42, Issue 6 (November 1997)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 5


    Kamm, FM
    Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University, New York, NY

    Abstract

    In this paper, I try to show how the clash between two different types of ethical theory—consequentialist and nonconsequentialist—affects moral and legal arguments for physician assisted suicide (PAS) and euthanasia (E). I begin by presenting a three-step argument for the permissibility of PAS and E, and then examine two possible criticisms of this argument. In conclusion, I consider how the possible further consequences of permitting PAS are dealt with by proponents of the two ethical theories.


    Paper ID: JFS14289J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14289J

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    Title Physician-Assisted Suicide and the Doctrine of Double Effect
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    Committee E30