Synopses & Reviews
This book provides a broad, systematic, and comprehensive exploration of both historical and contemporary argumentation concerning suicide. It probes the underlying ethical, religious and philosophical issues about self-caused death, and shows how they are crucial in the current debate.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Suicide—The Current View.
I. TRADITIONAL ARGUMENTS CONCERNING SUICIDE. 1. Religious Views of Suicide.
2. The Social Arguments Concerning Suicide.
3. Suicide and the Value of Life.
II. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SUICIDE. 4. The Concept of Rational Suicide.
5. Paternalism and Suicide.
6. Suicide and Rights.
7. Physician-Assisted Suicide.
Conclusion: Suicide and Moral Rules.