The Problem Of Euthanasia

  • Paul Carrick
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 18)


In our prior examination of attitudes toward death, I argued that the Greek concept of euthanasia (a) referred to a manner of dying; (b) literally translated meant an easy or good death; and (c) logically entailed no one particular theory about what happened to the dead. This account must now be expanded in two important ways.


Rational Suicide Virtuous Person Good Death Life Ethic Voluntary Euthanasia 
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    Daube, David: 1972, ‘The Linguistics of Suicide’, Philosophy and Public Affairs 1, 391.Google Scholar
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    Republic III. 407d. Cornford, Francis (trans.): 1973, Republic of Plato, Oxford University Press, Oxford, p. 97. Emphases added.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Carrick
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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