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The Resource Assisted suicide : the liberal, humanist case against legalization, Kevin Yuill, University of Sunderland, UK

Assisted suicide : the liberal, humanist case against legalization, Kevin Yuill, University of Sunderland, UK

Label
Assisted suicide : the liberal, humanist case against legalization
Title
Assisted suicide
Title remainder
the liberal, humanist case against legalization
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Yuill, University of Sunderland, UK
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Kevin Yuill goes straight to the heart of a difficult issue. Critical of both sides of the discussion, this book presents an up-to-date analysis of the direction discussion is taking, showing that atheists, libertarians, those favouring abortion rights and stem-cell research should stand beside their religious compatriots in opposing legalization of assisted suicide. The author shows that the real issue behind the debate is not euthanasia but suicide. Rather than focusing on tragic cases, he indicates the real damage that will be done if we affirm the suicidal wishes of even a small segment of the population. Analyzing the movement for the right to die in historical terms, Yuill shows that, though many proponents of a change in the law believe they are rationalist heirs of such thinkers as John Stuart Mill, legalizing assisted suicide will reduce privacy and freedom. Finally, Yuill suggests a radical alternative to legalization of assisted suicide that would embrace both the cause of freedom and the anxieties of many about securing good deaths"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
179.7
Index
index present
LC call number
R726
LC item number
.Y85 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WB 65
Label
Assisted suicide : the liberal, humanist case against legalization, Kevin Yuill, University of Sunderland, UK
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 188 pages
Isbn
9781137286291
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012045421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn810117729
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn853275737
Label
Assisted suicide : the liberal, humanist case against legalization, Kevin Yuill, University of Sunderland, UK
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 188 pages
Isbn
9781137286291
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012045421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn810117729
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn853275737

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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