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Single Idea 7984

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / F. Life Issues / 4. Suicide]

Full Idea

Suicide is always ascribed to depressive motivations with no account taken of an originality of, an original will to commit, the act itself.

Gist of Idea

Suicide is ascribed to depression, with the originality of the act of will ignored


Jean Baudrillard (The Intelligence of Evil [2004], p.153)

Book Reference

Baudrillard,Jean: 'The Intelligence of Evil or The Lucidity Pact' [Berg 2005], p.153

A Reaction

Apparently research suggests that most suicides are clinically depressed, but even within the depression there is a startling act of will that goes beyond merely feeling bad.