Year: 1993 Source: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. p.30-62 SIEC No: 20021188

The author discusses in detail the developments that have taken place over time in philosophical and traditional Christian and Jewish views regarding the taking of one’s life and the obligation to preserve one’s life at all costs, which, it is argued, represent considerable progress in ethical undertanding. In particular, the legislative and legal processes by which a liberal society can cope with these developments are analyzed.