The ethics of euthanasia
Wednesday 15 February from 5-6.30pm in ib3.307 on the Waurn Ponds campus
The DPS will open 2012 by hosting two weeks of bioethics-related discussion. This coming Wednesday 15 February we’ll begin by discussing the ethics of euthanasia.
For some background on the subject, check out the entry on euthanasia at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
If you’d prefer to read pieces arguing for a specific side, Margaret Somerville’s article ‘Death Talk in a Secular Age: We must formulate a moral argument against euthanasia without resorting to religion’ and Peter Singer’s review of Somerville’s book Death Talk are good places to start.
For those of you who want more, there is this series of articles at The Conversation entitled Talk About Death and Dying.
If you wish to attend this event, RSVPing is essential for catering purposes. You can RSVP by reply email or via the DPS Facebook page.
You can also keep up to date with coming DPS events at the Deakin Philosophical Society website: deakinphilosophicalsociety.com
Next week we’ll discuss the topic ‘A Fat Tax: Public Health Measure or Nanny State Intervention?’.
Hope to see you all there,
President, Deakin Philosophical Society.
Secretary, Deakin Philosophical Society.
Treasurer, Deakin Philosophical Society.
The Deakin Philosophical Society is funded by Deakin University Student Association (DUSA).