The Moral Cognitive Dissonance of Right-To-Die

This is another article that seeks less to argue a normative position on the issue at hand - euthanasia - than to point out a lack of clarity that clouds the central debate. Suicide and euthanasia are objectively the same thing. The moral equivalence is another matter. Yet many people, right-to-die advocates especially, refuse to concede even their objective equivalence. Such a lack of clarity makes informed judgement on this critically important issue impossible. Do read on ...

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Exit the Humanists, Stage Left

The intent of this post is not to to adopt a position for or against any of the issues mentioned in it – be it same-sex marriage, euthanasia or abortion – but to point out that humanism, even secular humanism, does not, ipso facto, dictate a particular position on any of them. Yet many secular humanists seem to assume, indeed openly argue, the opposite. This does a disservice both to the public sphere, and to humanism itself, leading as it does, some secular humanists to adopt deeply anti-humanist attitudes. Do read on ...