Explore the pro and con arguments concerning the highly emotional issue of euthanasia.
This week we explore the pro and con arguments concerning the highly emotional issue of euthanasia. Several years ago the news reporting and national furor regarding Terri Schiavo and her condition in a Florida nursing home grabbed the nation`s attention. The resulting publicity regarding Terri`s husband, Michael, and her parents, the Schindlers, shows that this moral issue is currently a lively topic of significant social concern. Arguing against euthanasia is Arthur Dyck( 1931- ) of Harvard University Divinity School. Arguing for euthanasia is James Rachels( 1941-2003) who had been a professor of philosophy and dean at the University of Alabama at Birmingham until his untimely death. James Rachels was dissertation mentor to your instructor in this course when your instructor was a doctoral candidate at New York University some years ago.