Chapter 3.

Practice Questions

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Short Answer Questions

  1. Explain the distinction between active and passive euthanasia.
  2. Describe the drowning baby example and how it provides evidence for James Rachels' Equivalence Thesis about killing and letting die.
  3. Why do Wiesbard and Siegler say that withdrawl of fluids and nutrition is "different in critical respects" from removing a respirator?
  4. What is Wiesbard and Siegler's concern about using "right to die" arguments as a method of cost control?

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