It defies logic

  • May 9, 2013

At a recent debate on euthanasia and assisted suicide, the proponent for medicalized killing was making the predictable argument on the grounds of personal autonomy.

By that light, my body is wholly my own and therefore mine to do with as I wish up to and including: a) abolishing myself or b) demanding the state acquiesce to my demand that someone else abolish me.

After the proceedings ended, a political philosopher who had been quiet throughout the back and forth approached me and pointed out an inherent incoherence in understanding autonomy that way...

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