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The Slippery Slope

Penney Lewis

in Assisted Dying and Legal Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212873
eISBN:
9780191707063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212873.003.7
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Medical Law

In the assisted dying context, the legal significance of the dispute over the slippery slope argument is enormous. The force of logical slippery slope arguments depends on the mechanism of legal ... More


‘Slippery Slope’ and Other Dangers

Yuval Ginbar

in Why Not Torture Terrorists?: Moral, Practical, and Legal Aspects of the "Ticking Bomb" Justification for Torture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199540914
eISBN:
9780191716256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540914.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines ‘slippery slope’ and other dangers of states resorting to torturing terrorists in ticking bomb situations. First, general consequentialist reasons are cited supporting an ... More


Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide

Margaret Pabst Battin

in Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140279
eISBN:
9780199850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140279.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Something is amiss with the debate over euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. On the one side were liberals, who thought physician-assisted suicide and perhaps voluntary active euthanasia were ... More


Part II—Introduction

Yuval Ginbar

in Why Not Torture Terrorists?: Moral, Practical, and Legal Aspects of the "Ticking Bomb" Justification for Torture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199540914
eISBN:
9780191716256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540914.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter introduces Part II, examining the ticking bomb question as one of public, practical, morality in the real world, namely whether it is morally justifiable for democratic states facing ... More


Introduction

John H. Evans

in The Human Gene Editing Debate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197519561
eISBN:
9780197519592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197519561.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter begins by describing the late 19th-century and early 20th-century eugenics debates from which the contemporary human gene editing debate emerged, and it then brings the debate forward to ... More


Systemic Effects

Jeffrey Brand-Ballard

in Limits of Legality: The Ethics of Lawless Judging

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195342291
eISBN:
9780199867011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342291.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter introduces new arguments for the thesis that judges have all-things-considered reasons to obey nonpermissive rules. These arguments appeal to the systemic effects of deviating from the ... More


The Effects of Rights

Penney Lewis

in Assisted Dying and Legal Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212873
eISBN:
9780191707063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212873.003.3
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Medical Law

The presentation of a multitude of conflicting and seemingly irresolvable rights-based claims suggests the need to examine more closely the phenomenon of rights-based arguments in the context of ... More


Policy Reform Effects in the Tax Ecosystem: An Agent-Based Simulation Approach

Peter Gerbrands and Brigitte Unger

in Combating Fiscal Fraud and Empowering Regulators: Bringing tax money back into the COFFERS

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198854722
eISBN:
9780191888922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854722.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Microeconomics

International tax policy reforms such as Country-by-Country Reporting and Automatic Exchange of Information aim to increase tax compliance and revenues. Using a tax ecosystems perspective, this ... More


The Process of Casuistry

Catharine Cookson

in Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Exercise Clause

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129441
eISBN:
9780199834105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512944X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Examines and describes in detail the casuistical method of conflict resolution, noting the importance of principles, paradigms, presumptions, analogies, and “the particulars.” Casuistry is neither a ... More


From Prohibition to Regulation

L.W. Sumner

in Assisted Death: A Study in Ethics and Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199607983
eISBN:
9780191729652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607983.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The case is made in this chapter for a regulatory regime for both forms of assisted death. The positive argument for such a regime appeals to the two civic virtues of compassion and respect, which ... More


Conclusion

John H. Evans

in The Human Gene Editing Debate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197519561
eISBN:
9780197519592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197519561.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The conclusion begins by summarizing the history of barriers on the slippery slope of the human gene editing debate. A number of more meta-issues that the overall analysis has raised are discussed. ... More


Part II—Conclusions

Yuval Ginbar

in Why Not Torture Terrorists?: Moral, Practical, and Legal Aspects of the "Ticking Bomb" Justification for Torture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199540914
eISBN:
9780191716256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540914.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter concludes the discussion of the ticking bomb question as one of public, practical morality. Introducing torture into the interrogation rooms of modern democracies is fraught with dangers ... More


Introduction: Ending Life: The Way We Do It, the Way We Could Do It

Margaret Pabst Battin

in Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140279
eISBN:
9780199850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140279.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The death-and-dying debates, especially where they focus on physician-assisted dying — euthanasia and suicide — involve five central arguments — two pro, three con. These include two arguments for ... More


The Second Path to PAD: Passing Legislation Allowing Death with Dignity

Howard Ball

in At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the alternative strategy of those advocating physician-assisted death (PAD): passing legislation that allows death with dignity. It begins with an overview of the slippery slope ... More


Drawing Distinctions: Novel, Sublime, and Slippery Moral Concepts

John McMillan

in The Methods of Bioethics: An Essay in Meta-Bioethics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199603756
eISBN:
9780191862885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199603756.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Introducing or refining moral concepts is an important way of embellishing moral reason. Concepts that pick out distinctive moral issues more clearly are useful ways of furthering ethical debate. ... More


Arguments

R. S. Downie and K. C. Calman

in Healthy Respect: Ethics in Health Care

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192624086
eISBN:
9780191723728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Moral arguments are common in health care ethics. The structure of moral argument is outlined and examples provided of good and fallacious types of argument. This chapter discusses some common moves ... More


Prologue: The Virtue of Scholarly Hope

Rodney J. Sawatsky

in Scholarship and Christian Faith: Enlarging the Conversation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195170382
eISBN:
9780199835669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170385.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Conservative Protestants often assume that there was a time when American higher education was controlled by Christian saints, but whose legacy was lost via the slippery slope of secularization. ... More


Methodological Considerations about the Ethical and Social Implications of Protocells

Giovanni Boniolo

in The Ethics of Protocells: Moral and Social Implications of Creating Life in the Laboratory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012621
eISBN:
9780262255301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012621.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter addresses methodological preliminaries in order to influence the logically and rhetorically correct argumentative framework. It specifically explores the strategies along which the ... More


A Slippery Slope, or Who Is to Draw the Line?

Ulrich Baer

in What Snowflakes Get Right: Free Speech, Truth, and Equality on Campus

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190054199
eISBN:
9780190054229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190054199.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Is there reason to fear that any regulation of speech, which our laws have always recognized, will lead to the suppression of voices we currently like? Is the cost of having free speech the ... More


5 The Second Path to PAD: Passing Legislation Allowing Death with Dignity

Howard Ball

in At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the alternative strategy of those advocating physician-assisted death (PAD): passing legislation that allows death with dignity. It begins with an overview of the slippery ... More


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