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. A Review of the Literature.

He says that an individual is not the only person who will be affected by decisions over whether they live or die. Privacy Policy Terms of Use.

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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. This page has been archived and is no longer updated.

Legal Obligation as a Duty of Deference. Is There a Duty to Die?: The philosopher John Hardwig tp this debate with an article in Request removal from index.


It is one of the tragedies of our lives that someone who wants very much to live can nevertheless have a duty to die. Alzheimer Disease and Pre-Emptive Suicide.

Books, Journals, New Media. So, when deciding whether to live or die, a person should not consider only themselves; they should jon consider their family and the people who love them. Political Obligation and the Particularity Problem.

The duty to die and the burdensomeness of living.

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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. However, the focus of Is There a Duty to Die?


Ethics in Value Theory, Miscellaneous categorize this paper. 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. Daniel Friedrich – – Journal of Applied Philosophy 30 1: Is There a Moral Duty to Die?

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Is there a duty to die? Harbingers of Expanded Freedom for All? 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. Kimberley Brownlee – – Law and Philosophy 27 6: John Hardwig – – Ethics 93 2: