A Kantian moral duty for the soon-to-be demented to commit suicide.

@article{Cooley2007AKM,
  title={A Kantian moral duty for the soon-to-be demented to commit suicide.},
  author={Dennis R Cooley},
  journal={The American journal of bioethics : AJOB},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={37-44}
}
It has been argued that, on Kantian grounds, pedophiles, rapists and murderers are morally obligated to take their own lives prior to committing a violent action that will end their moral agency. That is, to avoid destroying the agent's moral life by performing a morally suicidal action, the agent, while he still is a moral agent, should end his body's life. Although the cases of dementia and the morally reprehensible are vastly different, this Kantian interpretation might be useful in the… CONTINUE READING