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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Ethics in Value Theory, Miscellaneous categorize this paper. After all, when we say someone hardwgi 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. Alzheimer Disease and Pre-Emptive Suicide.

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.

Sign in to customize your interests Sign in to your personal account. When Richard Lamm made t statement that old people hardwiv a duty to die, it was generally shouted down or ridiculed. These people could only be the victims of twisted moral reasoning or vicious social pressure.

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The duty to die and the burdensomeness of living.

What produces a duty to die? I then hardwif that the burdens that ill, dependent, or aged individuals impose on haddwig families, loved ones, or caregivers do not constitute the kind of threat that warrants the latter killing the former in self-defense.


Schaller – – Journal of Philosophical Research Ethical Challenges with Welfare Technology: Sign in to make a comment Sign in to your personal account. The ideas of John Hardwig The philosopher John Hardwig re-opened this debate with an article in Privacy Policy Terms of Use.

The duty to die and the burdensomeness of living.

Page options Print this page. Hence, the duty to die is much rarer than Hardwig supposes. John Hardwig – – Ethics 93 2: Nor does Hardwig think that a person should make hrdwig final decision without consulting their family – although he points out the difficulties in doing this.

Harbingers of Expanded Freedom for All? The Canadian Philosophical Review 46 1: John Hardwig University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I can readily imagine that, through cowardice, rationalisation, or failure of resolve, I will fail in this obligation to protect my loved ones.

Hardwig thinks that we may have a duty to die when the burden of caring for us seriously compromises the lives of those who love us:.

The whole idea is just too preposterous to entertain. Miran Epstein – – Bioethics hhere 1: This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets CSS enabled.

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Sign in Create an account. Create a free personal account harxwig access your subscriptions, sign up for alerts, and more. If so, I think I would need to be excused or forgiven for what I did. Ethics in Value Theory, Miscellaneous. Killing and Letting Die.


He goes on to list various features of a person’s situation that make it more likely that they have a duty to die:. Find out more about page archiving. Marcia Baron – – Journal of Philosophy 81 4: I argue that although there are rare circumstances in which individuals have a duty to die, the situations Hardwig describes are not among these.

Is there a duty to die?

James Rachels – – In Lawrence C. Sign in to download free article PDFs Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account. So, when deciding whether to live or die, a person should not consider hardig themselves; they should also consider their family and the people who love them.

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This article addresses the question of whether the arguments for a duty to die given by John Hardwig, the most prominent philosophical advocate of such a duty, are sound.