Do not attempt to answer this discussion question until you have read the materials posted in the announcements section of the course home page and have also gone through everything that is included in this week’s Instructor Guidance message. The materials in the announcements and the instructor guidance will be critical to crafting an adequate answer to the discussion question and will hamper discussion of the different ethical theories. This is not a discussion about suicide. The discussion should focus on ethical reasoning and how to decide whether or not something is ethical.
Read before writing, please!The requirements for the discussion this week are a minimum of four posts on four separate days. The total word count on your posts should be over 300 words. Be sure to answer all the questions in the prompt and to read any resources that are required to complete the discussion properly.
Suicide is Painless
Many of the worldâ€™s major and powerful cultures have not only permitted suicide but actually condoned acts of self sacrificeâ€”Ancient Egypt, Classic Rome, China for almost three thousand years, Japan from pre-history into the 20th century, and Moghul India are but a few examples. Several major religions, including Islam and Hinduism, approve of suicide under certain conditions. On what basis have we the right, then, to say that suicide is wrong? Using the articles and media from the week, examine instances in which you believe that it is acceptable to kill oneself or to sacrifice oneself and then explain instances in which you think that it is not ethically permissible to do so. Be sure to include reasons that support your claims.
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