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A stoic defence of rational suicide.
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PMID:  22760203     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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What is rational about suicide is explored from a number of perspectives. Of key significance is the distinction between irrational (or regular) suicide and rational suicide. Rational suicide can be defined as: instrumentally rational, autonomous, due to stable goals and not due to mental illness. One of the major problems with rational suicide is that it tends towards a utilitarian and instrumental view of rationality, which concentrates on the rational means of suicide, rather than fully considering the rational ends of why suicide could be substantively justified in certain special and controlled circumstances. With the aim of defending rational suicide, the article looks towards its stoic rather than utilitarian roots. The stoic argument is then reframed for a more contemporary audience and is explored in the socially relevant context of physician-assisted suicide.
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Floris Tomasini
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-4
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Title:  Medicine, health care, and philosophy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1572-8633     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9815900     Medline TA:  Med Health Care Philos     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK, ft59@leicester.ac.uk.
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Journal ID (nlm-ta): Med Health Care Philos
Journal ID (iso-abbrev): Med Health Care Philos
ISSN: 1386-7423
ISSN: 1572-8633
Publisher: Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
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© The Author(s) 2012
Electronic publication date: Day: 4 Month: 7 Year: 2012
pmc-release publication date: Day: 4 Month: 7 Year: 2012
Print publication date: Year: 2013
Volume: 16First Page: 1001 Last Page: 1001
PubMed Id: 22760203
ID: 3832770
Publisher Id: 9424
DOI: 10.1007/s11019-012-9424-6

RETRACTED ARTICLE: A stoic defence of rational suicide
Floris TomasiniAff1 Address: ft59@leicester.ac.uk
School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

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The author withdraws this paper due to errors in referencing.


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