H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., PhD, MD, Drhc Biography
Professor of Philosophy at Rice University
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"One will need to live with individuals' deciding with consenting others when to end their lives, not because such is good, but because one does not have the authority coercively to stop individuals from acting together in such ways. In a secular, pluralist society one will need to accept euthanasia by default."
"Fashioning an Ethic for Life and Death in a Post-Modern Society," the Hastings Center Report, 1989
Experts MDs, JDs (Lawyers), PhDs and Religious Leaders with significant involvement in end-of-life issues. [Because end-of-life dilemmas require medical, ethical, legal, and in some case religious considerations, we view MDs, PhDs with a bio-ethical focus, and JDs/religious leaders with significant involvement as "experts" in the euthanasia debate.] [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor of Philosophy, Rice University
Professor, Center for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame