Suicide: right or wrong?
Prometheus Books, Apr 1, 1990 - Philosophy - 212 pages
Gathers essays by Thomas Aquinas, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Joyce Carol Oates, Seneca and Thomas S. Szasz that deal with the history, nature, morality and rationality of suicide
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