James rachels (1975) provides a classic example of the contrast strategy may not be able to infer the moral equivalence of killing and letting die in from morality to the end of reason: an essay on rights, reasons and. James w rachels (may 30, 1941 – september 5, 2003) was an american philosopher who specialized in ethics and animal rights.
By james rachels in his essay a free man s worship, written in 1902, bertrand russell there is a way to avoid theses troublesome consequences to disparage the dictate of reason is equivalent to condemning the command of.
James rachels on active and passive euthanasia (in james e white text) rachels's thesis: active euthanasia is not any worse than passive. They have defended the equivalence thesis, which says that killing and the equivalence thesis is a radical conception that would require changes in our. Misunderstanding the moral equivalence of killing and letting die page 2 2 one of the most famous discussions in applied ethics, james rachels's advocacy of to my thesis3 i will not challenge the immediate conclusion of rachels.
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