In that scenario, why wouldn 't the person be feared of death ? He/she would find excuse to explain that the matters after death are unknown, that makes it rational for him/her to fear death. The importance of the fear does not lie there however, as it truly lies within the persons subconscious mind telling the person that they didn 't live a life that was morally right or good by the judgment of any person or religion; that is what causes the fear and eventual blame of all things other than themselves that it is rational for them to fear death. If the little boy or girl was good all year long, he/she wouldn 't have to worry if Santa Claus was coming to drop off presents on Christmas
“I am afraid that other people do not realize that the one aim of those who practice philosophy in the proper manner is to practice for dying and death.” While the body desires pleasures of the flesh, the soul desires wisdom. Truth cannot be perceived by senses. So if the search for final and absolute truth is accompanied by one’s body, the person is bound to be deceived. “For whenever it attempts to examine anything with the body, it is clearly deceived by it.” A philosopher must avoid the lusts and desires that trouble the soul when it is imprisoned within the body. He knows not to place the highest value on the pleasures of the body, such as eating and drinking.
In my mind I don’t see anything wrong with a doctor helping a person that wants to kill themselves. It’s the persons right to live and if they want off our earth because of a disease or aging so be it. In the Non-voluntary case if a doctor sees the only way a person breathes is by medicine and machines and has no chance to regain normalcy in there life its probably be better off killing them. Even though killing a loved one will be hard but who wants to see that person suffer. I agree with Hemlocks approach on this issue.
The relationship between death and the samurai can not be understated. Death is inevitable, and an honorable death is the most desirable thing a samurai could hope for. The samurai should live his life as though his body is already dead, and through this "he gains freedom in the Way. His whole life will be without blame, and he will succeed in his calling". If a samurai lives his life as though his body is already dead, he will have not have to worry about actually dying.
Pablo has killed; he has seen the disgusting aspects of death and, as such, he does not wish to experience such. Robert Jordan, though also having killed, looks at death differently. It is a natural ending to life, as all people must die at some point. He knows that he will most likely die in his operation of blowing up the bridge and so he must just enjoy his final moments of life as much as possible before he leaves the earth. While he finds death much more disturbing after having a relationship with Maria, Robert Jordan does not try to dissuade death.
The theory generates an understanding that Kant sees suicide immoral because it is not good for people, because there are other alternatives and we should not attempt the ‘easy’ option as suicide is immoral. Is suicide a case of universal law? Do we fully understand whether what it is Kant is saying? People may find it practical to understand what it is that we need to apply to our lives and we must not rule out that people may think that they will never even think about suicide. However, we live in a changing world, so does Kant’s idea that suicide is immoral and a part of what our maxim is.
No one should be living a double life they should be the same as they are in public as in their personal life. Hawthorne depicts hypocrisy as a struggle to between public recognition and private guilt. This guilt can lead to extremes in which no one will be able to live with. Hypocrisy can lead to internal guilt it emphasizes the idea of self- preservation because no one wants to endure the public shame in revealing their sin. Hypocrisy can eat an individual’s soul alive.
It is my belief that assisted suicide and euthanasia (both passive and active) is morally ok. My main reason for thinking so stems from the idea that people should be allowed to make choices about their own life when it doesn’t affect anyone else. To me, dying is a very personal, one-sided ordeal that doesn’t involve other people as much as they think it does. People like to make themselves apart of other people’s deaths and to me that seems very selfish. Sure you have to deal with losing this person, but people become so focused on what they are losing and completely ignore the fact that the person dying is dealing with what is considered the biggest mystery on Earth. When someone decides that their life is no longer worth living, we shouldn’t come at them with guilt and anger.
This is weak once one looks at the reasons why murder is wrong. Murder is wrong because of various reasons – denying someone the right to life, causing fear in people that they might be murdered, the grief that the loved ones will suffer, etc. All of these are inapplicable to assisted suicide. The person has waived their right to life by consenting to suicide, there is no fear that would be caused if only those who are terminally ill and consent are killed, and the grief is inevitable anyways as death is imminent. They go on further to make an analogy with starving children .
This goes alongside, "How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world", where the chain of downbeat adjectives, display how difficult Hamlet’s emotional state is. These references to words do not merely present his dejection and adverse condition, but additionally bring his allusions of suicide to the surface. Suicidal thoughts establish a weakness in his character. However he redeems himself as he comprehends that suicide is against the ideals of the church, so constrains himself. Hamlet deems that although people may suffer pain and cruelty they still choose to live because they are afraid of what is to come after death," And makes us rather bear those ills we have than fly to others that we know not of?