Last updated on: 11/1/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Robert Young, PhD Biography

Title:
Reader in the School of Communication, Arts, and Critical Enquiry at La Trobe University
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“My central thesis is that there is a strong case for legalising physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia but that it is neither justifiable nor necessary to do so for non-voluntary euthanasia.”

Medically Assisted Death, 2007

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:
  • Reader, School of Communication, Arts, and Critical Enquiry, La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Coordinator, Program in Philosophy, La Trobe University
  • Fellow, American Heart Association
  • Co-researcher, “Reassessing Egalitarianism,” funded by the Australian Research Council
Education:
  • PhD, school unknown
  • BA, school unknown
  • BEc (Bachelor of Economics), school unknown
Other:
  • Area of expertise is ethics and bioethics
Quoted in:
  1. Would Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide or Voluntary Euthanasia Create a Slippery Slope to Non-Voluntary or Involuntary Euthanasia?