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Confrontations with the ReaperA Philosophical Study of the Nature and Value of Death$
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Fred Feldman

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780195089288

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089288.001.0001

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The Morality and Rationality of Suicide

The Morality and Rationality of Suicide

(p.210) 13 The Morality and Rationality of Suicide
Confrontations with the Reaper

Feldman Fred

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This chapter discusses a special form of murder: suicide. Some people, who may have been influenced by St. Thomas Aquinas, have claimed that this form of murder is inevitably immoral. However, the discussion presented in this chapter aims to show that the arguments made by Aquinas are inconclusive.

Keywords:   suicide, murder, St. Thomas Aquinas, immoral, arguments

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