Fallacies of the Logical Slippery Slope in the Debate on Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Smith, Stephen W.
June 2005
Medical Law Review;Jun2005, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p224
Academic Journal
The article explores the logical slippery slope argument in physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and euthanasia debate presented by John Keown. The author remarks that Keown's argument appears to be an argument from consistency, which uses two primary justifications that are necessary to justify the acceptance of PAS and euthanasia. He suggests that based on the various justifications and concerns with the argument, it should not be given importance in the debate on PAS and euthanasia.


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