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Suicide : right or wrong?

Author: John Donnelly
Publisher: Amherst, NY : Prometheus Books, ©1998.
Series: Contemporary issues (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Contains twenty-six essays in which various authors explore questions regarding the issue of suicide.
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Suicide.
Amherst, NY : Prometheus Books, ©1998
(OCoLC)645881141
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Donnelly
ISBN: 1573921866 9781573921862
OCLC Number: 37666371
Description: 335 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Some historical background: The stoic view / Seneca --
The Catholic view / St. Thomas Aquinas --
Reason and superstition / David Hume --
Duties towards the body in regard to life / Immanuel Kant --
Attitudes toward suicide / Joseph Fletcher --
Medicide : the goodness of planned death / Jack Kevorkian --
Love and death / Celeste Fremon --
Selling death and dignity / Herbert Hendin --
Report of the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs of the AMA. When do we call it suicide?: Suicide, self-sacrifice, and coercion / William E. Tolhurst --
The rhetoric of suicide / Suzanne Stern-Gillet --
Suicide and self-inflicted death / R.G. Frey --
Suicide and self-starvation / Terence M. O'Keeffe --
Mastering the concept of suicide / Glenn C. Graber --
Suicide : its nature and moral evaluation / Joseph Kupfer. Is suicide moral? Is is rational?: Preventing suicide / Edwin S. Shneidman --
The ethics of suicide / Thomas S. Szasz --
The ethics of suicide prevention / Victor Cosculluela --
Theistic and nontheistic arguments / Milton A. Gonsalves --
Voluntary death, property rights, and the gift of life / David M. Holley --
The morality and rationality of suicide / Richard B. Brandt --
On choosing death / Philip E. Devine --
The art of suicide / Joyce Carol Oates --
The morality of physician-assisted suicide / Robert F. Weir --
Is there a right to die? / Leon R. Kass --
Suicide and rights / Margaret Pabst Battin. The Supreme Court on physician-assisted suicide.
Series Title: Contemporary issues (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Responsibility: edited by John Donnelly.

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Contains twenty-six essays in which various authors explore questions regarding the issue of suicide.

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