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    husband Jason betrayed her. The only way to get back at her husband is to kill her own children. There are two philosophers in particular that can relate to Medea and the actions that she has chosen. One of these philosophers being Aristotle and the other philosopher being Augustine. Both of these philosophers share similar views on free will that would blame Medea for her actions. Aristotle’s view on free will is based on voluntary and involuntary actions. He believes that only voluntary actions deserved to be praised or to be blamed (Aristotle, PP). In Medea’s case, she is to be blamed for her actions. Aristotle would argue that since Medea knew voluntarily…

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    Aristotle realized voluntary and involuntary needs to be considered during a time frame in that an action is occurring. Involuntary is when someone is being asked to do something they are uncomfortable with due to blackmail. Ultimately this could harm someone they care about. An involuntary action suggests no consideration, no impulse or no desire to the action, but feel pain and regret. Non-voluntary is doing things out of ignorance. However, Aristotle provides six kinds of ignorance.…

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    philosopher Aristotle elaborates on the arguments which he has presented concerning moral virtues, and invokes the concepts of voluntary and involuntary actions, choice, and responsibility to support his claims. The first segment within Book III of The Nicomachean Ethics concentrates on the conditions required for a person to either praise or blame another individual with regards to the actions that the other party has undertaken. On the aforesaid matter, Aristotle suggests that individuals…

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    He first distinguishes between voluntary and involuntary actions, citing actions done by ignorance and by force as the only conditions of an involuntary action. According to Aristotle, an action done by force “has its principle outside the person forced, who contributes nothing,” and an action done by ignorance is caused by ignorance of the particulars (Aristotle, 31). These particulars are specific aspects of a situation and Aristotle identifies them as: “who is doing it; what he is doing;…

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    During the time I had between school and my job, I performed the most involuntary actions. For example, as I was watching a show on Hulu, there were various commercials play throughout the program. Between those commercial, I used my phone to go on Instagram and look at pictures, since I'm used to doing it most of the time, now these actions became a habit. It is a very involuntary action because there were occasions where I unlocked my phone and opened Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram or even…

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    Dr. Kallfelz PHI 3323 – 01 November 11, 2015 Euthanasia Euthanasia is directly or indirectly bringing about someone’s death for their own sake. There are four different types of euthanasia, such as voluntary euthanasia, non-voluntary euthanasia, passive euthanasia, and active euthanasia. Voluntary euthanasia is when the patient or legal guardian agrees or requests euthanasia. Non-voluntary euthanasia is when the legal guardian agrees or requests to euthanasia while the patient is incapacitated…

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    my death when I am about to depart from life. " I wanted to start this essay with this quote from Seneca qua encloses the main principle that I sustain regarding this subject, which is the principle of autonomy. But before I express my view I would like to briefly introduce the topic. What does euthanasia mean? Etymologically, it means “easy death” and it includes all actions or omission of taking action in order to cause the death of someone, so that that person doesn’t physically suffer…

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    Mannes once said, “Euthanasia… is simply to be able to die with dignity at a moment when life is devoid of it.” Euthanasia, which can be defined as induced death free of pain and anxiety has often been used in medical procedures to allow patients to die a peaceful death. There are various forms of euthanasia that have been used, one being non-voluntary euthanasia in which someone connected to the patient makes the final decision due to their lack of ability to answer for themselves. This highly…

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    Pro Active Euthanasia

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    Euthanasia has become a very controversial subject in today’s society. The topic of euthanasia has become a huge debate over the years. There are many different opinions; whether it is ethically correct or not? This subject is important to me, because my grandpa had cancer and passed away from it several years ago. My grandpa knew that the disease had metastasized and he decided to seek palliative care. He allowed the disease to take its course, while the doctors and nurses kept him comfortable.…

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    What Is Active Euthanasia

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    Euthanasia can be classified into four categories: active, passive, voluntary, and involuntary. At first, active euthanasia is the act of hastening death with drugs or forcing the death of the patient. That means this involves causing the death of a person through a direct action, in response to a request from that person. A well known example was the mercy killing in 1998 of a patient with Lou Gehrig's Disease by Dr. Jack Kevorkian, a Michigan physician. His patient was frightened that the…

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