Fatal Freedom

Fatal Freedom

The Ethics and Politics of Suicide

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
In this thoughtful and compelling analysis, the world's foremost critic of coercions of the psychiatric institution defends a patient's right to choose life or death.

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This is a reprint of the 1999 publication in which Szasz (psychiatry, the State U. of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse) seeks to demedicalize and destigmatize voluntary death, to enable readers to distinguish between describing and condemning (or recommending) suicide, and to recognize it as a behavior that has been and always will be part of the human condition. He compares suicides to other human behaviors which historically were seen as sins, then as crimes, and more recently as mental illnesses. A brief, new preface has been added to this edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. :, Syracuse University Press,, 2002
Copyright Date: © 1999
ISBN: 9780815607557
0815607555
Characteristics: xviii, 177 pages ; 23 cm

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