This staple of his beliefs is why he doesn't fear death, but in fact looks forward to it. By escaping he is committing an unjust act against the state, and committing unjust acts ruins the soul. With a ruined soul there is no point in living life as the soul is the only important thing, not the body. Therefore the most important thing is not only living life, but living a just life. While Socrates arguments may be sound in his opinion, I'm not sure if I agree with them.
A doctor does not have the right to do this because he or she is not God and should not ‘play God’. This is why euthanasia is opposed. Followers of Natural Law would argue that euthanasia, with regards to the quality of life, might end a person’s suffering which was causing them to have poor quality life, but it does not consider that a person could have gotten better if they were not euthanized and their quality of life could have improved. This is why a follower would object to euthanasia. The case study of Dr Nigel Cox can be used.
There is no way to avoid pain and the feeling of anguish at one time or another. An example of this is " It's easier to believe there is a way around experiencing sorrow, that we can avoid pain and loose nothing of the fullness and joy of living, what I have come to realize is that it is not pain that hurts us most; it is resistance to pain that wears us out. We fear it, we fight it, run from it, ignore it, or try to bury it"(Enlightenment). Being sick, is this his way of escaping reality or is it a mental illness? Whether Victor is faking his ailment or has a mental illness, his sickness allows him to run away or hide from his problems.
Two of the premises he offers to show that death is not an evil are that “if death is an eternal, dreamless sleep, it is not an evil” and that “if death leads to an after life, it is not an evil. Socrates explains these premises based on his beliefs of death. He explains that he believes death is either two things; something in which you are in go into an endless, dreamless sleep, or it is an action in which your soul moves on to live in another place. He states that if death is an endless, dreamless sleep, that it come across as an unending moment of peace. In the other case, if death is one in which the soul travels to the afterlife, Socrates marvels at the amazing opportunity to be able to spend time with, interact, and learn from the great figures of the past of have who have already passed on to the afterlife, such as Odysseus and
Many disagree with it but I personally believe it should be up to the patient and his/her doctor to decide what is best for their life. I would say it would be considered as ethical egoism. I don’t agree with physician-assisted-suicide being illegal. I understand that someone’s death affects many people but I do believe that at the end it should be the patient’s choice. If I were terminally ill, I would not want to suffer just to suffer.
They believe that people should die naturally and should not be assisted in their death by medical means. People believe that PAS is unethical and should not even be considered. “Many people fear that physician-assisted suicide will create a climate in which some people are pressured into committing suicide. The very old, the very poor, or minorities and other vulnerable populations might be encouraged to hasten death, rather than to "burden" their families or the health care system. Again, this is not a genuine choice, but a social issue, one that stems from how our society cares for its elders and for the poor, and whether minority groups can get good health care” (Lynn, 2006).
The Torah suggests the death of a murderer. Killing a murderer does not bring any answers that make us understand what the reasons of the murderer were. Nietzsche says that we should follow our own instincts. In this case, it would be difficult to use his suggestion because neither the murderer, nor I would know if what we are doing is right or not. Even when Nietzsche suggest more freedom to make decisions, it is easier to follow the morals already created.
We are going to begin this paper by looking at the opposing side of this topic. Many people on the side against assisted suicides believe that we as a society have a moral duty to protect those that are innocent. Others believe that any laws that sanction assisted suicides on the basis of mercy and compassion would eventually lead to someone making the decision of who lives or who dies, based on how they feel about the worth of another’s life. The biggest argument against the legalizing of assisted suicides in this country is the fact that it is simply against the law. The Supreme Court has not ruled that a person has a fundamental right to die, there for taking of someone’s life is plain and simply
Of course the serotonin production is not rapid enough to induce sleep, but the music allows it to release the neurotoxin at a rate that will relax an individual enough to activate a sense of wonder similar to those a person experiences in dreams. As the progression carries on and the pace picks up, lead
Even caffeine may not have a significant effect, and may actually contribute to sleepiness. When we come down off of caffeine, we’re more tired than we were to begin with.” You would be a much happier person if you got the amount of sleep you needed. Feeling tired an exhausted can make you grumpy and irritable. You might end up taking your exhaustion out on other people when it’s not even their fault. You may usually be a very happy person but since you are sleep deprived you won’t be that happy person.