Bad Cripple on Brittany Maynard

Check out this blog post by Bill Peace (Bad Cripple) on the Brittany Maynard story. In the comments, Bill writes:

“She will knowingly end her life before she becomes disabled. Thus her stated desire to die is indeed about disability. By logical extension she assumes end of life will involve disability and that sort of life has no value. Statistics from Oregon and Washington clearly demonstrate people do not end their life because they are in pain. The loss of autonomy and fear of being a burden to family are the primary reasons people end their life. I will also disagree over pain. There is no need for people to die in pain. Top notch pain control…via hospice care is routine and effective.”


recent visit from Tracey Nicholls

I was so pleased to welcome Dr. Tracey Nicholls (Lewis University, Philosophy) to Stetson earlier this month. She had a full schedule which reached more than 150 students!

Along with two students from Lewis, Dr. Nicholls ran a bystander intervention training event focused on bringing the insights of improvisation theory to sexual assault awareness and intervention and held a large-scale discussion on language and the violence of metaphor. Dr. Nicholls also led a combined course on aesthetics and ethics and gave a Philosophy Club talk on her book: An Ethics of Improvisation.

Thanks to Tracey for bringing her expertise to Stetson!

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