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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Since when is life a "good"? 

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 | |

About us:

This weblog is an ongoing, if periodic, effort by several friends to stay in touch, in reading material, and in ideas.

Lucky Luciano is a former Italian Stallion real estate hustler and Benedict Arnold CEO turned shady lawyer-to-be. He lives in Denver.

Ben is a Paramedic and would-be philantropist who lives in Denver. He knows everything about nothing.

Fuzzy Dunlop lives in Manhattan. He is more than capable of standing up to the stresses of a high crime urban environment.

Jess is a teacher. But have YOU given her an apple? No, you haven't. You should be ashamed of yourself. This crazy feminist currently rests her copy of Awakening in Jersey City.

Matt is a pariah, iconoclast, and professor of gambling living in Oakland.

Miguel Sanchez is not Lionel Hutz.

Daddy Brooklyn lives in Brooklyn. He hates Republicans, though he wouldn't mind being ensconced in the landed elite of New York City.

Paul just smoked my eyelids and punched my cigarette.

Ziggy Stardust has no past.

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