David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Medical Humanities 30 (2):82-84 (2004)
This is an imagined dialogue between the ghost of a young suicide and an old schoolfriend. The living discussant, a doctor now, regrets that he did not realise how deeply troubled his friend was, and wants to know if and in what way he could have dissuaded the depressed schoolboy from his irrevocable decision. The ghost, however, confident in death, free from mental anguish, challenges the doctor’s presumptions. What right does he, does society have, to stop, detain, dissuade, and “cure” those who wish to kill themselves? The issues of sanity, free will, and societal judgment are explored in an encounter that can never take place, but which sheds light on the thought processes of the suicidal
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Margaret Gilbert (2002). Collective Guilt and Collective Guilt Feelings. Journal of Ethics 6 (2):115-143.
Gilbert Harman (2009). Guilt-Free Morality. Oxford Studies in Metaethics 4:203-14.
Wolfram Eberhard (1967). Guilt and Sin in Traditional China. Berkeley, University of California Press.
Arthur L. Kobler (1980). Suicide: Right and Reason. [REVIEW] Bioethics Quarterly 2 (1):46-55.
Julien A. Deonna & Fabrice Teroni (2008). Differentiating Shame From Guilt. Consciousness and Cognition 17 (4):1063-1400..
Lawrence Amsel (2011). What is Wrong with Rational Suicide. Philosophia 39 (1):111-123.
Elizabeth B. Ziesenis (1991). Suicide Coverage in Newspapers: An Ethical Consideration. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 6 (4):234 – 244.
Avital Pilpel & Lawrence Amsel (2011). What is Wrong with Rational Suicide. Philosophia 39 (1):111-123.
Christian Miller (2010). Guilt and Helping. International Journal of Ethics 6 (2/3):231-252.
David J. Mayo (1986). The Concept of Rational Suicide. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 11 (2):143-155.
Lewis S. Feuer (1968). God, Guilt, and Logic: The Psychological Basis of the Ontological Argument. Inquiry 11 (1-4):257 – 281.
Craig Paterson (2009). A History of Ideas Concerning the Morality of Suicide, Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Euthanasia. In Rajitha Tadikonda (ed.), Physician Assisted Euthanasia. Icfai University Press
Michael Cholbi (2013). Suicide. International Encyclopedia of Ethics.
Karen F. Balkin & Robert D. Lane (2005). Assisted Suicide. Greenhaven Press.
Added to index2010-08-30
Total downloads5 ( #415,508 of 1,778,394 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #205,717 of 1,778,394 )
How can I increase my downloads?