oa South African Journal of Bioethics and Law - Euthanasia and our worldview - correspondence

Volume 11 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1999-7639



To the Editor: As a generation, we are ill-equipped to deal wisely with ethical issues such as euthanasia. Our culture has chosen a humanism that makes ‘man the measure of all things’ as our philosophy. We have held to that even though the philosophy has not been able to create a basis of meaning and values since René Descartes’ famous quote, ‘I think, therefore I am,’ in the 16th century. We know that the project has foundered for this reason in the pessimism of postmodernism, with its many contradictions.

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