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The death debate : ethical issues in suicide

Author: M Pabst Battin
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Death Debate focuses on the central philosophical question: What role may the individual play in his or her own death? Battin considers the arguments for and against suicide throughout history while offering a culturally diverse perspective. She takes both a short-range and a long-range view of the issues, including a chapter-length treatment of physician-assisted suicide."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Pabst Battin
ISBN: 0135243076 9780135243077
OCLC Number: 33209348
Notes: Previously published under title: Ethical issues in suicide.
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Description: xiii, 242 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction Suicide --
The Current View --
Pt. 1. Fundamental Ethical Issues in Suicide --
Ch. 1. Religious Views of Suicide --
Ch. 2. The Social Arguments Concerning Suicide --
Ch. 3. Suicide and the Value of Life --
Pt. 2. Practical Moral Issues in Suicide --
Ch. 4. The Concept of Rational Suicide --
Ch. 5. Paternalism and Suicide: The Role of Others --
Ch. 6. Suicide and Rights --
Ch. 7. Physician-Assisted Suicide --
Conclusion Suicide and Moral Rules.
Other Titles: Ethical issues in suicide
Responsibility: Margaret Pabst Battin.

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The Death Debate offers compelling insight into what promises to be the most controversial social issue of the next decade. Written by a leading expert on end-of-life issues, it offers a broad,  Read more...

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