Last updated on: 9/25/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Josef Kure, DPhil Biography

Title:
Head of the Department of Medical Ethics at Masaryk University (Czech Republic)
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“[T]here are no unequivocal arguments for or against euthanasia. Any list of arguments for euthanasia is, to a large extent, at the same time also a list of the arguments against euthanasia in the sense that another list of objections to these pro arguments has to be considered. Some of the pro arguments are simultaneously contra arguments and vice versa”

“Everything Under Control: How and When to Die – A Critical Analysis of the Arguments for Euthanasia,” Euthanasia – The “Good Death” Controversy in Humans and Animals, 2011

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to end-of-life issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to end-of-life.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Head, Department of Medical Ethics at Masaryk University (Czech Republic)
  • Vice-Chair, Bioethics Committee of the Research and Development Council of the Czech Government
  • Chair, Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Medicine at Masaryk University
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medical Ethics at Masaryk University (Czech Republic), Nov. 20, 2008-present
  • Visiting Researcher, Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, 2000-2003
  • Visiting Scholar, Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University, 2000-2003
  • Director, University Center for Bioethics
  • Member, National Ethics Council Forum
Education:
  • DPhil, University of Innsbruck (Austria)
  • MA, Philosophy, University of Innsbruck
  • graduated, Charles University (Prague), degree unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Do Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Violate the Hippocratic Oath?