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Choosing death: the moral status of suicide

  • Femi Oyebode (a1)
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Our moral conception of suicide is examined. It is argued that a neutral definition of suicide is difficult to achieve and that how we treat the Question of suicide shows what value we place on the sanctity of Me or on life as a means to other ends. The case is made that autonomy, the principle of self-governance, has acquired special importance in the modem world to me detriment of other ethical principles such as beneficence.

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