Committing suicide : on the everydayness of (non-literary) suicide
Source document: Brünner Beiträge zur Germanistik und Nordistik. 2018, vol. 32, iss. Supplementum, pp. 177-190
ISSN1803-7380 (print)2336-4408 (online)
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The article Committing suicide. On the everydayness of (non-literary) suicide deals out criticism on the handling of suicides. It subjects sociological positions and also the statistical knowledge and develops a noetic perspective on suicide with the help of historical philosophical explanations and the current social developments, such as the emerging Euthanasia debate.
suicide; rationalization of suicide – justification of suicide; freedom of action – competence to negotiate; suicide as a pathological phenomenon – legitimacy of suicide; take one's own life = murder?; imitation of suicidal behavior – the influence of literature and the media; Werther-effect; equality of minorities