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The Resource Stay : a history of suicide and the philosophies against it, Jennifer Michael Hecht, (electronic resource)

Stay : a history of suicide and the philosophies against it, Jennifer Michael Hecht, (electronic resource)

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Stay : a history of suicide and the philosophies against it
Title
Stay
Title remainder
a history of suicide and the philosophies against it
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Michael Hecht
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Worldwide, more people die by suicide than by murder, and many more are left behind to grieve. Despite distressing statistics that show suicide rates rising, the subject, long a taboo, is infrequently talked about. In this sweeping intellectual and cultural history, poet and historian Jennifer Michael Hecht channels her grief for two friends lost to suicide into a search for history's most persuasive arguments against the irretrievable act, arguments she hopes to bring back into public consciousness. From the Stoics and the Bible to Dante, Shakespeare, Wittgenstein, and such twentieth-century writers as John Berryman, Hecht recasts the narrative of our "secular age" in new terms. She shows how religious prohibitions against self-killing were replaced by the Enlightenment's insistence on the rights of the individual, even when those rights had troubling applications. This transition, she movingly argues, resulted in a profound cultural and moral loss: the loss of shared, secular, logical arguments against suicide. By examining how people in other times have found powerful reasons to stay alive when suicide seems a tempting choice, she makes a persuasive intellectual and moral case against suicide
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1965-
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Hecht, Jennifer Michael
Dewey number
179.7
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Communities
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Stay : a history of suicide and the philosophies against it, Jennifer Michael Hecht, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn862746145
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 264 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780300187090
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(electronic bk.)
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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remote
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(OCoLC)862746145
Label
Stay : a history of suicide and the philosophies against it, Jennifer Michael Hecht, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn862746145
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 264 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300187090
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5qch2v
  • cb0b1490-98da-44af-90e8-f15dab9e9e19
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862746145

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