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Philosophical Perspectives on Suicide

Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein

Authors: Stellino, Paolo

  • Explores fundamental philosophical questions concerning suicide
  • Critically assesses the arguments for and against one's right to commit suicide in the works of Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein
  • Illuminates the guiding threads in the history of philosophy that link the ideas on suicide present in the works of four major philosophers
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This book aims to address in a novel way some of the fundamental philosophical questions concerning suicide.  Focusing on four major authors of Western philosophy - Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein - their arguments in favour or against suicide are explained, contextualized, examined and critically assessed. Taken together, these four perspectives provide an illuminating overview of the philosophical arguments that can be used for or against one’s right to commit suicide. Intended both for specialists and those interested in understanding the many complexities underlying the philosophical debate on suicide, this book combines philosophical depth with exemplary clarity.

About the authors

Paolo Stellino is Researcher at the Nova Institute of Philosophy, New University of Lisbon, Portugal. His main fields of research interest are the history of 19th and 20th century philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of cinema. He has published many articles in international peer-reviewed journals and has authored several book chapters. He is the author of the book Nietzsche and Dostoevsky: On the Verge of Nihilism (2015).

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophical Perspectives on Suicide
Book Subtitle
Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-53937-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-53937-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-53936-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 248
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