Resolving arguments about the sanctity of life: a response to Long.

P. Singer, H. Kuhse

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Thomas Long has argued that there is an irreconcilable metaphysical difference between the views of those who, like ourselves, believe that on quality-of-life grounds it is sometimes justifiable to end the life of a severely handicapped infant, and those who, like Paul Ramsey, reject this view. Because of this metaphysical difference, Long considers it impossible for our arguments to refute Ramsey's position. We disagree.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-199
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Health Policy
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects


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