Chapter 24. Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

  1. R. G. Frey and
  2. Christopher Heath Wellman
  1. Michael Tooley

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch24

A Companion to Applied Ethics

A Companion to Applied Ethics

How to Cite

Tooley, M. (2005) Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, in A Companion to Applied Ethics (eds R. G. Frey and C. Heath Wellman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch24

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781557865946

Online ISBN: 9780470996621

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Keywords:

  • moral status of euthanasia and assisted suicide;
  • concepts and distinctions;
  • active euthanasia and passive euthanasia;
  • voluntary active euthanasia;
  • moral issues of voluntary active euthanasia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Important Concepts and Distinctions and Alternative Views

  • A Brief Defense of Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Active Euthanasia

  • Arguments for the View that Voluntary Active Euthanasia is Morally Wrong

  • Should Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Active Euthanasia be Legal?