Year: 1983 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.13, no.4, (Winter 1983), p.293-303 SIEC No: 19842067

Sartorius defends the libertarian view that an individual’s rights exist seperately from those imposed by society &, except under extraordinary circumstances, take precedent over the collective goals of society. He illustrates the morality of this philosophy using 2 case histories of contemplated suicide, & further expands this view in a discussion of involuntary commitment, criminal law & the formulation of institutional policy.(NBB)