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dc.creatorPurviance, Susan M.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:40:45Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:40:45Zen
dc.date.created1993en
dc.date.issued1993en
dc.identifier10.1007/BF01141687en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Humanities. 1993 Fall; 14(3): 149-165.en
dc.identifier.issn1041-3545en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Age+Rationing,+the+Virtues,+and+Wanting+More+Life&title=Journal+of+Medical+Humanities.++&volume=14&issue=3&pages=149-165&date=1993&au=Purviance,+Susan+M.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01141687en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/739462en
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this paper is to show that Callahan's reasons for withholding life extending care cannot be made out exclusively in terms of contemporary notions of distributive justice and fair allocation. I argue that by relying on a notion of justice which links the merit of the individual with the fairness of a social pattern of shares, Callahan imputes vice to the elderly as he denies them eligibility for life-prolonging care. Aristotle's doctrine of the mean is a useful tool for character evaluation. One can speak meaningfully of a proper disposition of a person of a certain type (an elderly person) with respect to the good of continued life. I claim that the mean of one's disposition with respect to the good of continued life would be relative to one's age group, and would be determined by that principle by which an elderly person of practical wisdom would determine it. This leads to very different conclusions than those drawn by Callahan.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/40394en
dc.subjectAge Factorsen
dc.subjectAgeden
dc.subjectAgingen
dc.subjectAllowing to Dieen
dc.subjectCommon Gooden
dc.subjectEvaluationen
dc.subjectFuture Generationsen
dc.subjectGoalsen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectJusticeen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectLife Extensionen
dc.subjectPatient Careen
dc.subjectPhilosophyen
dc.subjectProlongation of Lifeen
dc.subjectResource Allocationen
dc.subjectSelection for Treatmenten
dc.subjectSocial worthen
dc.subjectValuesen
dc.subjectVirtuesen
dc.subjectWithholding Treatmenten
dc.titleAge Rationing, the Virtues, and Wanting More Lifeen
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