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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Varieties of Vagueness in the Law

Andrei Marmor

in The Language of Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198714538
eISBN:
9780191782831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714538.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The main purpose of this chapter is to articulate the different types of vagueness, and related linguistic indeterminacies, that we find in statutory language and to explain their different ... More


America’s Transplants

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/9780814791042.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores some of the questions surrounding the battles over the right to die, such as whether there are viable alternatives to physician-assisted death (PAD) for terminally ill patients ... More


7 America’s Transplants

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/9780814791042.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores some of the questions surrounding the battles over the right to die, such as whether there are viable alternatives to physician-assisted death (PAD) for terminally ill patients ... More


Is there a ‘Public Morality’ that is Distinct from ‘Private Morality’?

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/9780199540914.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter considers whether there is, in extreme situations, a ‘public morality’ that is distinct from ‘private morality’ and its implications on the ‘ticking bomb’ debate, including a discussion ... More


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