Summary of James Rachels, “Active and Passive Euthanasia”

The Death of Socrates, by Jacques-Louis David (1787) The late philosopher James Rachels published one of the most salient pieces on the euthanasia (E) debate in 1975 in The New England Journal of Medicine titled “Active and Passive Euthanasia.” Here is a brief outline of his argument. The distinction between active euthanasia (AE) and passive (PE) … Continue reading Summary of James Rachels, “Active and Passive Euthanasia”