Ch 7: Ethical Issues in Life & Death

About This Chapter

Review ethical issues in life and death using the video lessons in this engaging chapter. Whether you're trying to catch up in class or finish a tough assignment, our easy-to-navigate and mobile-friendly learning materials are designed to help.

Ethical Issues in Life & Death - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find videos highlighting the ethical issues in life and death. These topics include moral issues associated with the right to die and suicide, plus capital punishment. Each one of our lessons is easy to navigate using the video tabs feature. With each lesson you'll find a multiple-choice quiz to check your knowledge. These quizzes, as well as the comprehensive chapter test, make helpful test prep tools. After completing these videos, you should be ready to:

  • Detail some of the terms and definitions associated with ethical issues of life and death
  • Outline the moral issues surrounding the right to die
  • Explain the morality discussion associated with taking a human life
  • Apply moral principles to the issue of suicide
  • Discuss the arguments for killing in defense of the innocent
  • Identify the moral arguments for and against capital punishment

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: Ethical Issues in Life & Death
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Ethical Issues Concerning Life & Death: Terms & Definitions

1. Ethical Issues Concerning Life & Death: Terms & Definitions

In this lesson, explore some of the ethical issues in the medical world concerning the inducement of death and the prolonging of life. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Moral Issues Surrounding the Right to Die

2. Moral Issues Surrounding the Right to Die

So much of our legal system is geared towards guaranteeing the right of people to live. But what about those who wish to die? This lesson explains the moral issues surrounding the right to die.

The Moral Issues of Taking a Human Life

3. The Moral Issues of Taking a Human Life

Can you imagine taking another life? Hopefully, the answer is 'No,' outside of a very well-defined list of circumstances. In this lesson, we will examine some of those circumstances as well as how society perceives them.

Applying Moral Principles to the Issue of Suicide

4. Applying Moral Principles to the Issue of Suicide

This lesson discusses the moral principles and arguments surrounding suicide. In doing so, it focuses on the opinions of the famous philosophers Aquinas, Hume, and Socrates.

Killing in Defense of the Innocent: Definition & Arguments

5. Killing in Defense of the Innocent: Definition & Arguments

Using a current example, this lesson explores arguments for and against killing in the defense of the innocent. In doing so, it also highlights the Moral Foundations Theory's views on care vs. harm.

Capital Punishment: Definition, Forms & Moral Arguments

6. Capital Punishment: Definition, Forms & Moral Arguments

In some societies, the ultimate punishment is to deprive someone of life. The methods used to do this, as well as the arguments for and against such action, are discussed in this lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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