Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"I have not tried to decide between positions 1 [Physician-assisted suicide should be legally available to all competent adults] and 3 [Physician-assisted suicide should be legally available to no one]. Each has a respectable philosophical outlook behind it. Many ethicists have defended position 3. Position 1, however, deserves more consideration than it has received."
"Assisted Suicide, Terminal Illness, Severe Disability, and the Double Standard," Physician Assisted Suicide: Expanding the Debate, 1998
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, Brown University
Editorial Board, Philosophy and Phenomonlogical Research, 2003-Present
O. Henry Award for short story, "The Forecasting Game," which deals with end-of life issues, 1990
Fellow at Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences/National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, 1988-89
Senior Fulbright Lecturer in Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jan.-June 1985
Visiting Honorary Lecturer in Logic and Metaphysics, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, Jan.-June 1983
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UCLA, Jan.-June 1976
PhD, Philosophy, University of Michigan, 1976
AB, summa cum laude, Philosophy, Cornell University, 1968