Brandeis University, Philosophy Department
Spring 2009
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Philosophy 12B

Social Justice

Professor Andreas Teuber
Prof. Teuber


PAPER TOPIC IV


Is There a Right
to Physician Assisted Suicide?

Drawing on the reading and your own considered opinion and good judgment, answer the question(s) on the following pages. In arguing for your position, think of the arguments that might be made against it, and respond to them. In defending your position, offer what you believe are the most principled arguments you can make. In thinking of objections to your argument, think of the best possible objections that someone on the other side might be able to come up with, i. e., give yourself a hard time. If you can respond to the other side at its strongest rather than at its weakest point, that can only help to strengthen your own opinion and make it that much more persuasive.


Supreme Court


So, too, in making your argument identify and articulate the conception of justice that underlies and makes sense as well as helps to explain the position you take and defend in your essay.


What does justice require?


Supreme Court


Papers should be six to seven (6-7) pages in length or longer, if you prefer, and double-spaced.

Please number pages.

We would like to have two copies, marked COPY ONE and COPY TWO.

Papers should be stapled, not held together by
Paper CLIP, Elmer's GLUE, Dentyne GUM,
SPIT, James BOND or Origami FOLD.


Final papers are due on Wednesday, May 6th at 10:00 AM for ALL SENIORS and Monday, May 131h by 10:00 AM for everyone else. Please hand your papers in at the Philosophy Department Main Office which is located on the top floor of Rabb Graduate Center in Room 303.



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