Ethics - July 2
Best of world - Lack of knowledge.
Ethics and morality no difference.
No moral rules.
Best for human beings for short term of life.
Pain from illness 3-12%
Patient wants to die.
Patient 1 Muhammad
laws should reflect morality
Patient 2 Latiska
Requests withdrawal of ventialtor.
Emotional verses ethical.
Pointof view - we are all going to die.
Patient 3 Jenifer - against the law
asksto be killed.
Article Rachels - Active and passive euthensia
~ S Reason for desires
psychological difference - no moral distinction
look at results in each case.
pneumonia - old persons friend. Before anitbotic
Theintent to bring death is wrong.
Churvchillin WWII told Nazis could win unless he uses Bomber command- (kill innocentcivilians) - Nazis will kill millions
Consequenses of action or not act.
Would decision make a difference?
Not to act can be just as immoral as acting if theconsequences are the same.
1. Some acts are immoral non consequential
2. Consequalism - results are important.