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Author Yuill, Kevin L., 1962-
Title Assisted suicide : the liberal, humanist case against legalization / Kevin Yuill, University of Sunderland, UK.
Publication Info. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Location Call No. Status Notes
 Law Library  R 726 .Y85 2013    DUE 08-19-15
Description xx, 188 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-182) and index.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents 1. Defining the terms -- 2. An analysis of the key arguments on both sides -- 3. The origins of the right-to-die movement -- 4. Considering suicide -- 5. For abortion, against assisted suicide -- 6. The coercive implications of legalization.
Subject Assisted suicide.
Euthanasia -- Law and legislation.
MEDICAL -- Terminal Care.
MEDICAL -- Ethics.
PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Suicide.
Suicide, Assisted.
Euthanasia -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Assisted suicide. (OCoLC)fst00819130
Euthanasia -- Law and legislation. (OCoLC)fst00916919
Standard No. 841180738
ISBN 9781137286291 (hardback)
1137286296 (hardback)
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