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The Death of Assisted Dying – A Defeat For Self-Ownership

The Death of Assisted Dying – A Defeat For Self-Ownership

James Tracey September 13, 2015 0

Last friday Parliament rejected Rob Marris’ Assisted Dying Bill. The Bill would allow people who have been judged to have six months to live by two doctors acting independently of each other the right

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Organ and Body Donation: It Should Be Encouraged, Not Made Compulsory

Organ and Body Donation: It Should Be Encouraged, Not Made Compulsory

Sam Woolfe August 21, 2013 1

Donating your organs for transplantation, or donating your body to medical science, is a very charitable act. I myself do not believe that I will need my body or any of my body parts

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Thomas Szasz: The Tyranny of the ‘Therapeutic State’

Thomas Szasz: The Tyranny of the ‘Therapeutic State’

Sam Woolfe August 21, 2013 3

Thomas Szasz was an American psychiatrist who became a controversial academic figure for his criticism of the foundations of psychiatry. He is seen as the leader of the anti-psychiatry movement. In books such as,

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Sovereignty Over One’s Mind and Body: The Most Fundamental Human Right

Sovereignty Over One’s Mind and Body: The Most Fundamental Human Right

Sam Woolfe August 7, 2013 0

Having control of one’s body and one’s mind – also called self-ownership – is, I believe, the most basic right any one can have. Mill summed it up nicely in On Liberty: “Over one’s

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