The Rationality and Morality of Dying Children
Hastings Center Report
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Formal reason is not adequate to explain how we think through real-life problems and make moral decisions about them. A far richer account of rationality is necessary. Interviews conducted with children who have leukemia, and who must figure out by themselves that they are dying and how they should handle that information, illustrate a range on informal tools that must be part of that account.