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This is the 17th annual volume of Biomedical Ethics Reviews, a series of texts designed to review and update the literature on issues of central importance in bioethics today. The goal of this volume was to initiate an in-depth discussion of the issue by soliciting articles and papers on the topic, “Is There a Duty to Die?” This volume begins with seven essays that are sympathetic to the claim that there is a duty to die. The two main arguments of these essays are (a) that some form of duty to die exists and (b) that arguments that might be offered against the existence of such a duty cannot be sustained. The last five articles contrast these beliefs, casting doubt on the existence of such a duty to die, as well as arguing that severe problems would arise when one tried to implement this duty if it existed. The articles are well organized and each is prefaced by a short abstract describing its content for the reader’s convenience.
Margaret P. Battin
Is There a Duty to Die?
Do We Have a Duty to Die?
The Duty to Die: A Contractarian Approach
Robert E. Ehman
Rule Utilitarianism and the Right to Die
The Nature, Scope, and Implications of a Personal Moral Duty to Die
Paul T. Menzel
Analyzing the Moral Duty to Die
J. Angelo Corlett
Duty to Die
How Could There Be a Duty to Die?
Do We Ever Have a Duty to Die?
Susan Leigh Anderson
Grandma, the GNP, and the Duty to Die
Judith Lee Kissell
Dying for Others: Family, Altruism, and a Duty to Die