Firstly, for this individual assignment, I would like to introduce my topic which is the euthanasia issues, which is being debated for many years already. I’ve chose to take up this euthanasia issues, as I found that this issues is an amazing and interesting to do for my individual assignment. Euthanasia, which is also called mercy killing or assisted suicide is an intentional and planned killing of the humans by direct act, for example the deadly injection, or by breakdown to do the fundamental medical checkup. For instance, the specification of hydration and nutrition essential to preserve life. In addition, this is also describing as an act of killing somebody without any pain, particularly somebody bearing from the incurable sickness. Euthanasia is illegal in most of the countries.
For the first article, entitled ‘Euthanasia should be legalized?’ by Pram, I think this article is better when compared to the second article. The author has presented an issue about either euthanasia should be legalized or not. Pram is more to support this topic. In the premises and conclusions, Pram had supported his arguments well with good examples that made the reader easy to understand. He also includes some of the cases and references to make the article easier to follow by the readers. In fact, the author for the first article has provided a list of reference at the end of the article, he did provide sources that he concludes in his article. But for the second article, entitled ‘Is Euthanasia Morally Acceptable?’ written by Brandon Norgard, he did not includes any reference regarding to the article, this is because the author had used his own original point of views without relying any other’s sources and opinion. His conclusion also is not clear and not based on the evidence. Plus, his reasons towards this article were not clearly linked to other reasons. The writer is more to state his own opinion.
In recent years, Euthanasia has become a very heated debate. It is a Greek word that means “easy death” but the controversy surrounding it is just the opposite. Whether the issue is refusing prolonged life mechanically, assisting suicide, or active euthanasia, we eventually confront our socity’s fears toward death itself. Above others, our culture breeds fear and dread of aging and dying. It is ...
As for the fallacies, in the first article, there were several types of fallacies that can be found. As for examples, the hasty generalization fallacy, which is more to someone’s assumption rather than something with proofs. One of it was found in the line 15, stating that ‘Murder is usually seen as malicious act, while euthanasia is seen as merciful.’ So, the writer is assuming that murder is a bad thing than euthanasia. He assumes that euthanasia is a merciful act, even though there are actually many types of euthanasia, such as voluntary and also involuntary euthanasia. Euthanasia is not seen as a murder but rather seen as a killing but in a merciful way , Euthanasia is the intentional taking of the life of another person. On the other hand, while euthanasia is technically the crime of murder, this word may be offensive because its motive is usually not malicious, but compassionate. In the second article, we can found two “ Hasty Generalization” which is the writer stated “ Probably most of us have had experiences with friends or relatives who suffer greatly toward the end of their life. So the writer just assumed that most of the people have had their own experience watching someone that they loves which is friends or relatives suffered greatly before facing their death.
If we think critically, everybody die in their own ways , we cannot assume people. Besides that, another “Hasty Generalization” that can be found is “ of course we will die eventually , and this will come sooner for those who are terminally ill “ . The writer once again assumed the person who are terminally ill or in a critical condition have more chance to die in a short time compared to people who are not terminally and critically ill. This is hasty generalization, as a human we never knows when , where and in what way we are going to die . Maybe we die when we are in a good health , because death can never be defined and people cannot predicted death as well, we do not have the authority to do that, this is because everything happens for a reason.
Human lifespan is obviously priority and most importance in recent years. Huge number of scientists and medical doctors has tried to extend human life to live longer. Well-known ‘Genome-project’ is one of these efforts. In the point of view on life extension, euthanasia is undoubtedly one of controversial issue in modern society. The conflict is driven by the opinion gap whether accept the notion ...
Moreover , for the first article which is “Euthanasia should be legalized” has a strong key points and main reason are stand out clearly to the reader . This author also includes all the proof and evidence as for example he did showed some of the cases regarding to his article . For the second article, the writer just give a little key points including main reason and did not stated clearly to the reader, this is why first article way more good compared to the second article.
Last but not least, every article have their own argument. I prefer first article because there are a lot of argument that we can found in that article. The conclusion from that article is easy to understand even though the author did not shows what his position whether he opposed or support Euthanasia. But the conclusion can be guessed as I am very sure he is supporting Euthanasia.