'Letting Die': The Question of Prolonging Life
Rosenberg (Jay)
Source: Rosenberg - Thinking Clearly About Death, 2nd Edn. 1998, Chapter 8
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Contents

  1. Sins of Commission and Sins of Omission – 235
  2. Prolonging Life Versus Sustaining Life – 237
  3. In the Matter of Bartholomew – 239
  4. A Crucial Asymmetry – 240
  5. The Dim Echo of Prior Debates – 243
  6. The Morally Right and the Morally Better – 246
  7. On What's Wrong with "Rights" – 249
  8. Some Key Points about Rights Anyway – 250
  9. The Moral Asymmetry of "Mercy Killing" and "Letting Die" – 254
  10. In Which We Enter the Jungle of the Theory of Action – 256
  11. The Ultimate Irrelevance of a Fait Accompli – 261
  12. Appendix – The Case of the Drowned Cousins – 266
    Notes to Chapter 8 – 268

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