Legalized PAS and the Werther Effect Evidence suggests that legalized PAS will result in a greater number of suicides more generally (and not simply amongst the population who opt for legalized PAS). We will have great difficulty, on the one hand, giving our and medicine’s approval to suicide as the solution to complex problems at […]
Author: Thomas Cavanaugh
Thomas A. Cavanaugh is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Francisco, where he has taught since 1994. His scholarship includes Double-effect Reasoning: Doing Good and Avoiding Evil (Clarendon: Oxford, 2006) as well as articles in medical, ethical and philosophical journals such as: Bioethics, Science and Engineering Ethics, Christian Bioethics, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Journal of General Internal Medicine, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, The Thomist, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, and Aquinas Review. He regularly teaches medical ethics at USF. He lectures nationally and internationally on Bio-ethics, ethics, and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition at institutions such as: Stanford, La Sapienza, Berkeley, The University of Buenos Aires, Marquette, Baylor, Brigham Young, The New University of Lisbon, and Nihon University of Tokyo. He has previously chaired USF’s Philosophy Department; currently, he serves as its Ethics Coordinator. Amongst other honors, he has been awarded and held: the Bradley Fellowship, the Richard M. Weaver Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Humanities Chair, the Mortimer Fleishhacker Chair, and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice Humanities Research Fellowship. He received the doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, writing under Ralph McInerny. He received the A.B. from Thomas Aquinas College.
Here is an interesting development at Catholic University of America, noted in the Washington Times recently. This Fall, CUA will institute single-sex dorms in an attempt to foster a more wholesome environment for meaningful relations between the sexes: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/17/single-sex-dorms-right-for-catholic-university/#.Tfz7CIq2pBA;email. Certainly, this is far preferable to the current alchohol-drenched milieu which prevails on too many campuses. The current environment inures […]