- With regard to race and gender, how did conceptions of American citizenship change after World War I?
- How and why did the role of the Federal government change in response to the Great Depression through the end of the Cold War?
- From 1920 to 1989, did the United States’ foreign relations live up to their professed ideals?
someone else is making the choice for them. Battin claims that no act is fully rational with coercion (131).Â This demonstrates that suicide by force could not be rational because if you are being forced with no other options then there is no way that could fully be your decision. Battin also reinforces this in which one of her criteria is that it should meet the interests of that individual (Williams, cited in Battin 1995, 146). Also, both of these points fail the criteria of ability to reason, in which they can move from premises to conclusion (Battin 133). If the individual is being forced or influenced by others, then they cannot figure out the premises or conclusion by themselves. If suicide is forced or not their decision, then it does not meet their interests but the interests of others, demonstrating that suicide in that regards could not be rational. One objection to my argument could be that the person was able to make those decisions by themselves even if they were coerced or influenced by anothe>GET ANSWER