Archive for the ‘Suffering’ Category

Prof. Emily Jackson of the London School of Economics offers a perspective on euthanasia legislation in the UK. Advertisements

While traditional moral arguments about euthanasia tend to focus on cases where the condition of the individual is terminal, the recent case of a 23 year old British man commiting suicide in a Swiss euthanasia clinic, after being left paralysed from the neck down from a sporting injury, raises a number of moral and legal questions. Is there […]

British philosopher Baroness Mary Warnock has weighed into the current debate on euthanasia inspired by the death of Daniel James with this piece at Guardian Unlimited.  She argues that we must respect the autonomous wishes of others and not place our judgements of the value of another’s life above their own.  The article has provoked […]

Here’s a few facts about the scale of world poverty. You can find references here at You should also check out the information on AIDS, Pneumonia, Diarrhoea, Tuberclulosis, Malaria and Measles at 27–30,000 children die every day because of malnutrition, dehydration or easily preventable illnesses. This is equivalent to 10-11 million per year. […]

Peter Singer expands on his analogy of the drowning child in this article at New Internationalist (April, 1997).