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Stay : a history of suicide and the philosophies against it /

Worldwide, more people die by suicide than by murder, and many more are left behind to grieve. Despite distressing statistics that show suicide rates rising, the subject, long a taboo, is infrequently talked about. In this sweeping intellectual and cultural history, poet and historian Jennifer... Full description

Main Author: Hecht, Jennifer Michael, 1965-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013
Contents: One.The Ancient World -- Two.Religion Rejects Suicide -- Three.To Be or Not to Be: New Questions in the Rise of Modernism -- Four.Secular Philosophy Defends Suicide -- Five.The Argument of Community -- Six.Modern Social Science on Community and Influence -- Seven.Hope for Our Future Selves -- Eight.The Twentieth Century's Two Major Voices on Suicide -- Nine.Suffering and Happiness -- Ten.Modern Philosophical Conversations.
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