Fatal Freedom: The Ethics and Politics of Suicide

Autor Thomas Szasz
en Limba Engleză Paperback – oct 2002
This is a defence of every individual's right to choose a voluntary death. By maintaining statutes that determine that voluntary death is not legal, Thomas Szasz believes that our society is forfeiting one of its basic freedoms and causing the medical establishment to treat individuals inhumanely.
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ISBN-13: 9780815607557
ISBN-10: 0815607555
Pagini: 177
Dimensiuni: 152 x 232 x 15 mm
Greutate: 0.31 kg
Editura: Syracuse University Press

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Thomas Szasz was professor emeritus of psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse. The author of more than six hun-dred articles and twenty-four books, he is widely recognized as the leading critic of various coercive forms employed by the psychiatric medical establishment. His books include Law, Liberty, and Psychiatry; The Manufacture of Madness: A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement; and Our Right to Drugs: The Case for a Free Market.


PrefaceSpeaking of Suicide: Our Self-Mutilated VocabularyConstructing Suicide: What Counts as Killing Oneself?Excusing Suicide: The Fateful Evasion"Preventing" Suicide: "Saving" LivesPrescribing Suicide: Death as TreatmentPerverting Suicide: Killing as TreatmentRethinking Suicide: Death Control, The Final ResponsibilityAppendixBibliographyIndexes