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Friberg von Sydow, Rikard
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Friberg von Sydow, R. (2011). Att ta skriken på allvar: Etiska perspektiv på självdestruktivt beteende. (Doctoral dissertation). Uppsla: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att ta skriken på allvar: Etiska perspektiv på självdestruktivt beteende
2011 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This dissertation has multiple goals. First to analyze self-destructive behavior and its relations to ethics. Secondly to evaluate four different ethical perspectives regarding self-destructiveness from a certain position of human nature. The third goal is to construct a position that deals with self-destructive behavior in a way that is improved and well-managed compared to the four ethical perspectives analyzed earlier. The first goal is met by comparing and evaluating different theories concerning self-destructive behavior and discussing the ethical implications surrounding them. Self-destructive behavior is seen as a way of communicating, which puts a moral pressure on both the self-destructive person and the society around her. The four ethical perspectives represented by Robert Nozick and Thomas Szasz, two neoliberals, James B Nelson, a body theologian inspired by Paul Tillich, Gail Weiss, a body feminist and Mary Timothy Prokes, a catholic body theologian, are hence met by the problem of self-destruct, analyzed and critically evaluated. In the final chapter the author constructs an improved ethical perspective concerned with self-destructiveness, based on altruism, responsibility and broad-mindedness.

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Uppsla: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2011. p. 226
Uppsala Studies in Social Ethics, ISSN 0346-6507 ; 41
self-destructive behavior, self-injurious behavior, non-suicidal self-injury, self-harm, suicide, parasuicide, ethics, anorexia nervosa, dualism, body theology, body modification, body feminism, body art, carnal art.
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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-160566 (URN)978-91-554-8203-9 (ISBN)
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2011-12-09, Universitetshuset Sal IX, Uppsala, 10:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2011-11-18 Created: 2011-10-25 Last updated: 2014-09-19Bibliographically approved

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