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Medical Moral Dilemmas

posted: 3.31.14 by Donna Winchell

In an essay we include in Elements of Argument, “The Case for Torture,” Michael Levin asks under what circumstances it would be all right to use torture. The immediate impulse might be to say never. He presents some rather convincing hypothetical scenarios, however, to test readers’ steadfastness in sticking to that answer. [read more]

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Life in the Balance

posted: 2.6.14 by Donna Winchell

Two tragic cases have in the last few weeks drawn attention to the definition of life, or, more accurately, to the definition of death.

For thirteen-year-old Jahi McMath, it began when tonsil, nose, and throat surgery went terribly wrong. Doctors declared Jahi brain dead, but her family has not accepted her doctors’ judgment. [read more]

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