TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Stephen W.
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Medical Law Review;Jun2005, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p224
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
44441657

Tags: SLIPPERY slope arguments;  ASSISTED suicide;  EUTHANASIA;  KEOWN, John;  MEDICAL ethics;  MEDICAL laws & legislation

 

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