UCSD Philosophy 163 Notes

Below are some notes on readings from Bioethics, 2nd Edition by Kuhse and Singer. There may also be summaries of additional course readings.

Everything is categorized by the article title and author name.

Please note that these notes are not notes off the projection screen, but rather, they are my own independent reading notes. I provide them to you in hopes that they might compliment your reading of the course material, but not to replace your actual reading of the assigned material.

More to come as the term progresses. Last Updated: April 28 2006 06:56:08.

  1. "The Declaration on Euthanasia" by The Sacred Congregation
  2. "Euthanasia" by Phillipa Foot
  3. "Active and Passive Euthanasia" by James Rachels
  4. "Is Killing No Worse Than Letting Die?" by Winston Nesbitt
  5. "Why Killing is Not Always Worse" by Helga Kuhse
  6. "The Sanctity of Life" by Jonathan Glover
  7. Schiavo (New York Times)
  8. "A Definition of Irreversible Coma" by the Ad Hoc Committee
  9. "Is the Sanctity of Life Terminally Ill?" by Peter Singer
  10. "The Note" by Chris Hill
  11. "Right to Life of Handicapped" by Alison Davis
  12. "When Self-Determination Runs Amok" by Daniel Callahan
  13. "When Abstract Moralizing Runs Amok" by John Lachs
  14. "Abortion and Health Care Ethics" by John Finnis
  15. "Abortion and Infanticide" by Ellsworth Toohey

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