This whole Shaivo thing has made me really glad I took bioethics in college. I feel like the world is suddenly full of cavemen scratching their heads over how to figure the area of a circle and I have taken basic geometry.
My question to you readers/posters who also studied academic philosophy, can you recall a serious argument that life itself is intrinsically good? Thinking through even the most conservative ethicists (with regard to active/passive euthanasia), they did not argue that life is intrinsically
good. I don't have access to lexus-nexus, so I can't really search this, but I didn't even hear this sort of thing in Augustine or Aquinas. My super-conservative ethics prof at the Christian college I went to my first year was in favor of this kind of passive euthanasia. The woman is brain dead!
If anyone can help me on this (I am looking in Ziggy's direction), I would appreciate it.
-Miguel Sanchez 12:28 EST |