Philosophical Perspectives on Suicide: Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Wittgesntein

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This book aims to address in a novel way some of the fundamental philosophical questions concerning suicide. Focusing on four major authors of Western philosophy - Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein - their arguments in favour or against suicide are explained, contextualized, examined and critically assessed. Taken together, these four perspectives provide an illuminating overview of the philosophical arguments that can be used for or against one’s right to commit suicide. Intended both for specialists and those interested in understanding the many complexities underlying the philosophical debate on suicide, this book combines philosophical depth with exemplary clarity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages243
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-53937-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-53936-8
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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