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Published: 29 October 2015

752 Pages


ISBN: 9780195135992

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The Ethics of Suicide

Historical Sources

Edited by Margaret Pabst Battin

  • Features the principal primary texts of philosophical interest from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Oceania, and North and South America
  • Illuminates three specific matters of high current saliency: physician-assisted suicide in terminal illness, hunger strikes and suicides of social protest, and suicide bombings and related forms of self-destruction employed as military, guerilla, or terrorist tactics in ongoing political friction
  • Facilitates exploration of current practical issues by exhibiting the astonishingly diverse range of thinking about suicide throughout human intellectual history