Individual unfitness for survival


From the widest social perspective, or that of the development of the human race, individuals with certain characteristics may be considered unfit to survive, whether because of the disproportionate amount of resources required to care for them or because of genetically determined mental and physical defects which are undesirable in that development. This perspective raises the controversial question of the criteria of fitness for survival and by which it should be determined when the chronically or incurably ill should be allowed to die. This leads onto the equally controversial issues of the conditions of the elimination of those beyond hope and of the sterilization of the unfit to prevent them from perpetuating their defects.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST