In Support of a Fundamental Right to Die: an argument from personal liberty

Let's talk about consent, because it's a lot more nuanced when it involves self-action. First of all, what is the "you" that is consenting? Obviously, it's a snapshot "you", one of millions, assigned to live out some instant of time and replaced by an ever so slightly different "you" the next. This is how the illusion of continuity of consciousness is maintained. Alright, so when you consent to something, is it just that instant of "you" that's consenting? Obviously not, almost every decision you make you'll stick to for some period of time, if not permanently. But what about your indefinite future self? Are they always consenting? In other words, for how long would your future self consent to death? Is there a point past the null epoch where a theoretical living self would say "no" to death?

Well, if there is, and they're you, then how can you say you consent to death? Obviously you only consent to "death as a means of preventing suffering", in other words, you just don't want to suffer. S

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