New PDF release: The Ethics of Suicide: Historical Sources

By Margaret Pabst Battin

Is suicide incorrect, profoundly morally unsuitable? frequently fallacious, yet excusable in a couple of situations? occasionally morally permissible? Imprudent, yet no longer mistaken? Is it ailing, an issue of psychological sickness? Is it a personal topic or a mostly social one? may well it occasionally be correct, or a "noble duty," or perhaps a primary human correct? if it is known as "suicide" or now not, what function may possibly someone play in spite of everything of his or her personal life?

This number of fundamental sources--the crucial texts of moral curiosity from significant writers in western and nonwestern cultures, from the imperative spiritual traditions, and from oral cultures the place observer reviews of conventional practices can be found, spanning Europe, Asia, the center East, Africa, Oceania, the Arctic, and North and South America--facilitates exploration of many debatable useful matters: physician-assisted suicide or aid-in-dying; suicide in social or political protest; self-sacrifice and martyrdom; suicides of honor or loyalty; non secular and formality practices that result in demise, together with sati or widow-burning, hara-kiri, and sallekhana, or fasting unto loss of life; and suicide bombings, kamikaze missions, jihad, and different tactical and armed forces suicides.

This assortment has no real interest in taking facets in controversies in regards to the ethics of suicide; quite, really, it serves to extend the nature of those debates, by means of exhibiting them to be multi-dimensional, a fancy and important a part of human moral thought.

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