When Richard Lamm made the statement that old people have a duty to die, it was generally shouted down or ridiculed. The whole idea is just too preposterous . Indeed, “there can be a duty to die even when one would prefer to live.” After all John Hardwig says, “We fear death too much.” My sense is. PDF | John Hardwig argues persuasively that we should regard ourselves as having a duty to die, under a fairly likely range of circumstances. In fact, the very old.

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Get free access to newly published articles Create a personal account or sign in to: After all, when we say someone did their duty when they gave up their life to save others, we often mean that they did an act of heroism, well beyond the call of duty. Sign in Create an account. John Hardwig University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

It is one of the tragedies of our lives that someone who wants very much to live can nevertheless have a duty to die.

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Is there a duty to die?

Dena Davis – – Journal of Medical Ethics 40 8: Surely, anyone with a little imagination can think of a situation in which it is plausible to say that someone has “a duty to die. I argue that although there are rare circumstances in which individuals have a duty to die, the situations Hardwig describes are not among these.

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So, when deciding whether to live or die, a person should not consider only themselves; they should also consider their family and the people who love them. Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, customize your interests, and more.

Is There a Moral Duty to Die?

Ethics in Value Theory, Miscellaneous categorize this paper. The philosopher John Hardwig re-opened this debate with an article harrdwig Sign in to make a comment Sign in to your personal account.

I then show that an important disanalogy exists between an uncontroversial example in which an individual has a duty to die and the situations in which Hardwig proposes individuals have a duty to die.

On this page Is there a duty to die? Marcia Baron – – Journal of Philosophy 81 4: Copyright American Medical Association. Is there a duty to die? But some cultures, and some modern thinkers, think that there is a duty on a person to die in certain circumstances. The ideas of John Hardwig The philosopher John Hardwig re-opened this debate with an article in Request removal from index.


Resnik – – Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 30 2: This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets CSS enabled. More specifically, in situations where a duty to die exists, an individual’s having a duty to die logically implies that those she burdens have a right to kill that individual in self-defense. I then suggest that the burdens that ill, dependent, or aged individuals impose on their families, loved ones, or caregivers do not constitute the kind of threat that warrants the latter killing the former in self-defense.

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John Hardwig – – Ethics 93 2: John Hardwig – – Routledge. Added to PP index Total downloads 24, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 21 21, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? The Duty to Die and the Burdensomeness of Living.

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Science Logic and Mathematics. Sign in to customize your interests Sign in to theer personal account. Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account. Nor does Hardwig think that a person should make their final decision without consulting their family – although he points out the difficulties in doing this.