C. G. Prado, choosing to die: elective death and multiculturalism

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Battin, Margaret P.
Title C. G. Prado, choosing to die: elective death and multiculturalism
Date 2008
Description The central practical issue that this thorough, stimulating, and important book addresses is whether suicide can be rational in the context of terminal illness. Answers to this issue can be readily formulated in the familiar context of western political thought, with its liberal paradigm of autonomy: yes, suicide can be rational if elected in a clear-thinking, voluntary way, without pressure or undue influence, external or internal, and with full information, but without other impairment; or no, suicide is irrational, since it may be based on a narrow, pessimistic view of one's future, on short discounts and high emotionality, or because it fails to recognize the impossibility of discerning what (if anything) comes after death.
Type Text
Publisher University of Notre Dame Press
First Page 1 of 4
Last Page 4 of 4
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Battin, M. P. (2008). C. G. Prado, choosing to die: elective death and multiculturalism. Notre Dame Philosophical Review, 1 of 4 - 4 of 4. September.
Rights Management (c) University of Notre Dame Press
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 510,290 bytes
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-08-30
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6cc1j7v
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