Philosophica: International Journal for the History of Philosophy

Volume 26, Issue 52, November 2018

Filosofia e Medicina sobre Dor e Sofrimento

Manuel Silvério Marques
Pages 99-113

O Passo do Abismo
O Desviver, a Agonia e a Morte Digna

I examine briefly the theme of “deliving” (desviver) as well as end of life medical decisions. I put forward for consideration features of the moribund’s status and aporias as seen from the humanist viewpoint as well as from the perception of falseness and the current requisites for a possible law of euthanasia, its dead ends and contradictions. I leave out the institutional conditions.