Category: Philosophy & Social Policy

  • BELGIUM AND THE RIGHT OF CHILDREN TO TERMINATE THEIR OWN LIVES

    BELGIUM AND THE RIGHT OF CHILDREN TO TERMINATE THEIR OWN LIVES

    In Belgium, voluntary euthanasia for adults has been allowed since 2002. It is already one of the world’s most liberal countries when it comes to euthanasia, making it available to adults who are not terminally ill. A controversial bill that would extend the right to request euthanasia to ...
  • SHOULD PRISONERS BE GIVEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE?

    SHOULD PRISONERS BE GIVEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE?

    In a truly democratic society, it is important that the will of the people is followed. This is done by following the will of the majority. In the process of getting the decision of the majority, voting is usually carried out. Eligible voters are given this chance to select their leaders or ...
  • BIOETHICS IN TODAY’S CHANGING WORLD

    BIOETHICS IN TODAY’S CHANGING WORLD

    Bioethics is a field of study concerned with the ethics and philosophical implications of new biological and medical procedures, technologies and treatments such as organ transplants, genetic engineering and drug research. It could also be described as a subfield of ethics that explores ethical ...
  • ETHICAL ISSUES ON ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION

    ETHICAL ISSUES ON ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION

    Medical science has advanced in several and diverse dimensions; one of the greatest advancements that has occurred is the ability of doctors to carry out organ transplantation operations. An organ transplant is a surgical operation where a failing or damaged organ in the human body is removed ...
  • THE EVIL OF THE OUTCAST SYSTEM

    THE EVIL OF THE OUTCAST SYSTEM

    Human beings have from time immemorial discriminated against each other either on the basis of race, tribe, religion or sex. Despite the fact that the basis of these discriminations have proven time and time again to be groundless and baseless, it is unfortunate that some societies still hang ...
  • PERSPECTIVES TO SEX DISCRIMINATION: MALE AND FEMALE CHAUVINISM

    PERSPECTIVES TO SEX DISCRIMINATION: MALE AND FEMALE CHAUVINISM

    Sexism is the belief or attitude that one gender or sex is inferior to, less competent, or less valuable than the other. It can also refer to a hatred of, or prejudice towards either sex as a whole, or an application of stereotypes of masculinity in relation to men or of femininity in relation ...