Written by Margaret Pabst Battin, one of the top philosophers working in bioethics today, this work is a sequel to her 1994 volume The Least Worst Death.
Margaret Pabst Battin has established a reputation as one of the top philosophers working in bioethics today. This work is a sequel to Battin's 1994 volume The Least Worst Death. The last ten years have seen fast-moving developments in end-of-life issues, from the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in Oregon and the Netherlands, to a furor over proposed restrictions of scheduled drugs used for causing death, and the development of "NuTech" methods of assistance in dying. Battin's new collection covers a remarkably wide range of end-of-life topics, including suicide prevention, AIDS, suicide bombing, serpent-handling and other religious practices that pose a risk of death, genetic prognostication, suicide in old age, global justice and the "duty to die." Italso examines suicide, physician-assisted suicide, and euthanasia in both American and international contexts.
As with the earlier volume, these new essays are theoretically adroit but draw richly from historical sources, fictional techniques, and ample factual material.
However, itis at least as awkward to attach ‘death’ to a moment afterthe dying process is over—to suggest that the ending of lifeoccurs while we are in a state of death.
I call for us to think about arguments such as those presented inthese essays. We should discuss life, aging, and death with our familyand friends so that we can decide where we stand, in what sort ofsociety we want to live, and what we can do to help. These are myconsidered views; I would like to to futherimprovement.
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