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"". . . the essays in this book are thought-provoking, varied, and each in its own way offers interesting perspectives on the subject on death, a subject that has been mostly taboo in our Western culture. . . . Suicide is not a cheerful subject but it is one that needs exploring and this book will help in the exploration."" - Humanist in Canada

""A good overview of much of the traditional and contemporary theoretical disagreement over the nature, rationality, and morality of suicide, and whether (and if so, when) interference with potential suicides is justifiable. It would make an appropriate and helpful text for courses that deal with the topic in any detail."" - Ethics

"". . . a useful collection of essays on the issue in a single volume that provides excellent background reading for the instructor who intends to include a segment on suicide in an applied ethics course. Suitable for upper-level undergraduate, or even graduate level courses. . . "" - APA Newsletter

"". . . offers sound arguments for very different positions, including those of Catholic theology, natural-law philosophy, and utilitarianism. Pro-suicide and anti-suicide positions are well-balanced in the selections."" - Medical Humanities Review

""I commend the anthology."" - Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior

""A reminder of what complicated attitudes society has toward suicide. . . . In summary, I recommend this book most highly."" - Canadian Medical Association Journal

"". . . useful for undergraduate students of philosophy and bioethics. . ."" - Bioethics

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