On the structure of the euthanasia debate: observations provoked by a near-perfect for-and-against book. Review symposium on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide

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Publication Type Review
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Battin, Margaret P.
Title On the structure of the euthanasia debate: observations provoked by a near-perfect for-and-against book. Review symposium on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
Date 2000
Description Something is amiss with the euthanasia debate, and I want to use a smart new book to try to show what it is. The book is Euthanasia and Physician- Assisted Suicide: For and Against, an eagerly awaited volume by three well-known philosophers, Gerald Dworkin, R. G. Frey, and Sissela Bok. Dworkin and Frey are on the "for" side of the euthanasia and physicianassisted suicide debate; Bok is on the "against" side. This little book provides an ideal occasion to comment on the structure of the debate over euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, a debate that has been developing over the past ten years or so in medical, academic, and public circles; indeed, this little book is a virtually perfect specimen for showing what is going on in these debates. More important, however, it is also a near-perfect specimen for showing what, unfortunately, isn't going on.
Type Text
Publisher Duke University Press
Volume 25
Issue 2
First Page 415
Last Page 430
Subject Physician assisted suicide; Killing and letting die; medical profession
Subject LCSH Assisted suicide; Euthanasia; Criticism
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Battin, M. P. (2000). On the structure of the euthanasia debate: observations provoked by a near-perfect for-and-against book. Review symposium on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, 25(2), 415-30.
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Date Modified 2021-05-06
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