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What are some philosophical works that explore constructing meaning in life from an agnostic or atheist view?

I've been deeply suicidal for years, but it's gotten worse recently. I grew up Mormon, and last year I realized I couldn't believe in it anymore. I just couldn't; it would take too long to explain. I ...
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How should your treat your future self, ethically? [closed]

There are many situations in life where you preemptively decide on some course of action, but when you have to actually take that action you don't. A particular such situation is euthanasia - you ...
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What is this view called or have anyone argued for such view? We don't have free will to commit suicide

2 possible descriptions: View A. suicide is rational in the vast majority of cases but we don't have free will (biologically) to commit suicide i.e. a healthy brain can't cause a suicidal behaviour, ...
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Unbearable suffering exists. Therefore, is it worth to live? [closed]

The human being does not have full control over their life. In extreme cases, life can turn into pure happiness or unbearable suffering. Moreover, human can end up in a situation, where escape from ...
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Kant, suicide, and the unalienable right to life

Recently, after taking an introductory course in Kantian ethics — I am now familiar with the concepts of free will, duty-conception, the categorical imperative —, I was writing an essay on his ...
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If suicide is the very serious philosophical problem, why doesn't "philosophy of suicide" have its own branch? [closed]

I don't mean Suicidology because that's science, not philosophy. I don't mean Ethics or Moral Philosophy because that's not 100% suicide. If suicide is veritably serious, why isn't it a separate ...
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Stoic way of dealing with insults and humiliation

Are there any stoic writings lecturing on dealing with insults, humiliations and even extreme physical humiliations that might drive one to commit suicide?
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Can voluntary radical change of core beliefs be considered as a suicide from perspective of psychological continuity?

I understand psychological continuity as view that only preservation of psyche is important in determining if somebody survived or not. Like if my body, including the brain, is gradually replaced by ...
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Did any philosophers in the middle ages and before tackle depression or suicide?

Extremely weird question, I know, But were any philosophers in the middle ages and before tackle topics such as depression and suicide? I mean we see them tackle happiness and living happily, but were ...
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How do I free myself from being enslaved by the randomness of reality without committing suicide? [closed]

I want to state two points first: I do not find suicide as a possible solution for me. The last thing I would do is to kill myself, because I want to live forever. This is a philosophical question, “...
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Why are euthanasia and suicide considered inhumane?

With animals, when they are in considerable pain or suffering from a terminal condition, it's typically considered humane to euthanize them as a way to minimize suffering. However, with humans, the ...
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Does extreme nihilism endorse suicidal behavior?

Nihilism lacks any belief in moral values. Then, if taken to its extreme form, does nihilism prescribe to a belief in no purpose for existence at all? If nihilism has no objective value system, does ...
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Aristotle on Voluntary Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide

Aristotle greatly emphasizes the influence of the master, or he who possesses the greatest amount of practical wisdom. It is this master that we should turn to in order to determine the most virtuous ...
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