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  1. A Full Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide.

    A Full Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide.

    To which are added (as being closely connected with the Subject) Two Treatises on Duelling and Gaming.
    First edition, written to combat Hume's Essay on Suicide (1783) and "one of the fullest surveys of philosophical and religious thought up to that time" (Encyclopedia of philosophy); "the most extensive treatise on the ‘natural, social, moral, and religious' aspects of suicide the risk of which the psychiatrist must continually bear in mind. From it is taken his historical survey showing the roots of modern legal attitudes and why Coroners still prefer the verdict of ‘accidental death' even to ‘suicide while of unsound mind'" (Hunter & MacAlpine). Learn More
    £4,750

    Date of Publication: 1790

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 88469

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