Do you feel that Kant would "O.K." the act of suicide, or disprove of it (details inside...)
Today in my ethics (philosophy) class, we discussed the debate over euthanasia. The class seemed to be divided 50/50 in terms of whether it is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’.
In our readings for the class, we have found and learned that Kant holds the belief that suicide is immoral (so it seems he would be against euthanasia). However, he has also said that in terms of anatomy, we control our own life. This seems to completely contradict himself, and now I am completely confused over what to think and take from how he thinks and what he believes.
Basically what I am wondering is how you interpret the opinion/mind of Kant? And what do you think he really thinks about euthanasia and suicide?
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