Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Philosophy Wire: Assisted death. Not being.


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2015-04-22]: The French parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a law allowing terminally ill patients to cease treatment and enter a “deep sleep” until they die, something which according to people opposing it is an indirect way of legalising euthanasia. [1] Modern civilization has all the wrong foundations. We used to be mystical. Now we are just intelligent. We like life. And that is why we love death as well. But we shouldn’t like life. As we shouldn’t love death either. We should just Be. Neither dead. Nor alive. Immaterial. Eternal…

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