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Title:
Assisted suicide : theory and practice in elective death
Author:
Prado, C. G.
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Publication Information:
Amherst, N.Y. : Humanity Books, [1999]

©1999
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223 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781573926348

9781573926331

9780391040861

9780391040878
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Book

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Attempts to achieve a compromise between ethical theoreticians and clinicians by clarifying what is most at issue in their arguments. This book discusses topics such as: the criteria for rational suicide; making a genuine, unimpaired choice; and, the problem of the slippery slope.


Author Notes

C.G. Prado is professor of philosophy at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
S.J. Taylor is a bioethicist on the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen's University and a clinical ethicist at the Kingston General Hospital.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. 11
1. Theory and Practicep. 13
2. Criteria for Rational Suicidep. 31
3. A Genuine, Unimpaired Choicep. 49
4. Accessible Motivationp. 71
5. The Interest in Survivalp. 97
6. The Slippery Slopep. 123
7. A Recapitulationp. 149
8. New Decisionsp. 171
Bibliographyp. 185
Indexp. 219