New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

  • Michael Cholbi
  • Jukka Varelius

Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 64)

About this book


This book provides novel perspectives on the ethical justifiability of assisted dying. Seeking to go beyond traditional debates on topics such as the value of human life and questions surrounding intention and causation, this volume promises to shift the terrain of the ethical debates about assisted dying. It reconsiders the role of patient autonomy and paternalistic reasons as well as the part proposed for medical professionals and clinical ethics consultation in connection with assisted dying, relates the debate on assisted dying to questions about organ-donation and developments in medical technology, and demonstrates the significance of experimental philosophy in assessing questions of assisted dying. This book is ideal for advanced courses in bioethics and health care ethics.


Ethics of Assisted Suicide Ethics of Euthanasia Health Care Policy Physician-assisted suicide Voluntary euthanasia

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Cholbi
    • 1
  • Jukka Varelius
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyCalifornia State Polytechnic UniversityPomonaUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Behavioural Sciences and PhilosUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22049-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22050-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-8008
  • Series Online ISSN 2351-955X
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