Re: Euthanisa

Nick Bostrom (
Sun, 21 Dec 1997 17:25:07 +0000

EvMick <> wrote:

> It would seem to me that what we are now doing is the "moral equivalent" to
> euthanisa as far as the dying person is concerned...yet vastly more harmful to
> the survivors....

In my feeling, the right not to live, not to play the game at all, is
the most fundamental and "sacred" of all rights. I'm not sure it
makes sense to speak of "objective and inalienable human rights", but
if anything is such an absolute right, I feel it would be the right
to die when one wants to.

Nick Bostrom