Ideas from 'Rule Utilitarianism and Euthanasia' by Brad W. Hooker [1997], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Ethics in Practice (2nd Ed)' (ed/tr LaFollette,Hugh) [Blackwell 2002,0-631-22834-9]].

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23. Ethics / E. Utilitarianism / 2. Ideal of Pleasure
Modern utilitarians value knowledge, friendship, autonomy, and achievement, as well as pleasure
23. Ethics / E. Utilitarianism / 5. Rule Utilitarianism
Rule-utilitarians prevent things like torture, even on rare occasions when it seems best
25. Social Practice / F. Life Issues / 2. Euthanasia
Euthanasia is active or passive, and voluntary, non-voluntary or involuntary
Euthanasia may not involve killing, so it is 'killing or not saving, out of concern for that person'