Absurdity and morality of suicide in Namibia

an ethical reflection in the light of Catholic moral tradition
  • 190 Pages
  • 0.49 MB
  • 3650 Downloads
  • English
by
W.S. Afunde , [Windhoek]
StatementWerner S. Afunde.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 190 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23198724M
ISBN 139789994568840
LC Control Number2009319156
OCLC/WorldCa317623929

Absurdity and Morality of Suicide in Namibia: An Ethical Reflection in the Light of Catholic Moral Tradition: Author: Werner Simanekeni Afunde: Publisher: W.S. Afunde, ISBN:Length: pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan.

Absurdity and morality of suicide in Namibia: an ethical reflection in the light of Catholic moral tradition. [Werner S Afunde] Book: All Authors / Contributors: Werner S Afunde.

Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: 1. Absurdity and Suicide 2. Absurd Walls 3. Philosophical Suicide 4. Absurd Freedom 5. The Absurd Man 6. Don Juanism 7. Drama 8.

Conquest 9. Philosophy and Fiction Kirilov Ephemeral Creation The Myth of Sisyphus. In Namibia, as elsewhere in the world, self-directed violence is a serious social, economic and public health concern and challenge that has a devastating impact on individuals, families and communities.

The Government of the Republic of Namibia is committed to reduce the high rate of attempted suicide and suicide cases in the country. I WAS shocked to read the article written by Frederico Links in The Namibian of 9 Octoberon 'Voetsek is Malicious, Vindictive' wherein he accused one of our black intellectuals and activist.

The Persistence of Memory¹ — Salvador Dali¹ “There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. Judging whether. Suicide (or, "escaping existence"): a solution in which a person ends one’s own life.

Both Kierkegaard and Camus dismiss the viability of this option.

Details Absurdity and morality of suicide in Namibia FB2

Camus states that it does not counter the Absurd, but only becomes more absurd, to end one’s own existence. To sum up, then, according to Camus: we live in absurdity, we cannot escape this absurdity, and — due to the fact we are condemned never to comprehend the ultimate nature of existence — the only act that can have any bearing on our condition is suicide.

So far, so bleak — pointlessness, futility, suicide. Albert Camus’ novels, The Stranger and The Fall, compare the philosophical theories of nihilism and absurdism, claiming that even though life may lack meaning, morality is still important and.

Download Absurdity and morality of suicide in Namibia PDF

O my soul, do not aspire to immortal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible. -- Pindar, Pythian iii An Absurd Reasoning Absurdity and Suicide There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.

This absurdity is neither in the person (who has an internally consistent understanding) nor in the world (which also is consistent), but is the bond uniting them; therefore, physical suicide does.

This question is at the heart of The Myth of Sisyphus, which gives us the iconic opening line, “There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide.” In short, Camus concludes the book by claiming that we must persist in existing by simply choosing to choose life in the face of absurdity.

“The high suicide rate in Namibia as well as lack of evidence-based information on suicide prompted the Ministry of Health and Social Services, specifically the Directorate of Social Welfare Services, to conduct a national study on the prevalence and interventions in relation to suicide in Namibia during ,” said Kavetuna.

Across the globe, the average suicide rate is 16 per people, while Namibia ranks at 22,5 persons per This was the average for the years toWhittaker said.

“Suicide in. In ethics and other branches of philosophy, suicide poses difficult questions, answered differently by various philosophers.

The French Algerian essayist, novelist, and playwright Albert Camus (–) began his philosophical essay The Myth of Sisyphus with the famous line "There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide" (French: Il n'y a qu'un problème.

Shakespeare and Absurdity. The Unseen Relation Author Danish Suleman (Author) Year Pages 9 Catalog Number V ISBN (eBook) ISBN (Book) File size KB Language English Notes This text was written by a non-native English speaker.

Please excuse any errors or inconsistencies. Tags. This a book of earlier, philosophical essays concerned with the essential "absurdity" of life and the concept that- to overcome the strong tendency to suicide in every thoughtful man-one must accept life on its own terms with its values of revolt, liberty and passion.

Across the globe, the average suicide rate is 16 per people, while Namibia ranks at 22,5 persons per This was the average for the years toWhittaker said. "Suicide in. bias of this book. Certain personal experiences urge me to make this clear. The Myth Of Sisyphus An Absurd Reasoning Absurdity and Suicide There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide.

Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest—. A refresher course on rights and personal freedom. What is your position on prostitution, pornography, gambling and other victimless crimes. This book will make readers consider their rights and the rights of others in a more humanistic and caring way.

Absurdity and Suicide. This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of absurdity. The Myth of Sisyphus Absurdity and Suicide. Great feelings take with them their own universe.

The Myth of Sisyphus Absurd Walls. Suicide offers the most basic "way out" of absurdity: the immediate termination of the self and its place in the universe.

The absurd encounter can also arouse a "leap of faith," a term derived from one of Kierkegaard's early pseudonyms, Johannes de Silentio (although the term was not used by Kierkegaard himself), [17] where one believes that.

In the first scene of The Road (), Cormac McCarthy encapsulates the bleak psychology of his post-apocalyptic novel with a metaphor of blindness that symbolically translates the confusion and hopelessness of his desolate world.

In a normal setting, the father’s moment of awakening would mean a return to consciousness and the certainty of reality, a relief from the hauntingly cryptic realm.

Albert Camus ( – ) was a French author and philosopher who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in His novel The Plague has recently garnered much worldwide attention do to the pandemic of As a philosopher familiar with Camus’ thought, I’d like to highlight the book’s main philosophical first a very brief plot summary.

Furthermore, latest available data revealed that the suicide rate in Namibia is at per population, compared to suicides per population worldwide. Other countries with high suicide rates are Mozambique, Tanzania and Burundi respectively.

An estimated 25 people attempted suicide in alone, while succeeded. At the launch of a national study on suicide last week, health ministry permanent secretary Ben Nangombe said Namibia's suicide rate was double the average global rate, at per population compared to the global average of Similar books and articles.

Description Absurdity and morality of suicide in Namibia FB2

Absurdity and Suicide. Religion and Moral Prohibition in Hume’s “Of Suicide”. Thomas Holden - - Hume Studies 31 (2) Hume on Suicide. Gordon B. Mower - - The European Legacy 18 (5) Senior Doctors' Opinions of Rational Suicide.

Albert Camus wrote in his journals that if he ‘had to write a book on morality, it would have a hundred pages and ninety-nine would be blank’. On the last page he said he would write, ‘I recognise only one duty, and that is to love’.

But Camus didn’t tell us (at least not directly) what love is, or. The influential moral and social psychologist — at the time an atheist and a liberal — was at the Strand, a used-book shop in New York, when the brown spine of a book called "Conservatism.

Albert Camus's Myth of Sisyphus is a philosophical writing based on a Greek Myth of Sisyphus. In this essay, the writer has allegorically presented Sisyphus as the symbol of humankind and his task as the symbol of absurd human existence.

Before writing about the concept of absurdity, Camus has described about how Sisyphus was a highwayman, to rub people passing by the highway, but Homer says.

Metallica, Nietzsche, and Marx: The Immorality of S. Fosl Metallica's Existential Freedom: From We to I and Back l 3 LIVING AND DYING, LAUGHING AND CRYING To Live is to Die: Metallica and the Meaning of CalefA summary of Part X (Section4) in Albert Camus's The Myth of Sisyphus.

Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Myth of Sisyphus and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans.The absurdity of existence raises the question of suicide and the meaning of life thus becomes “the only truly serious philosophical problem.” The myth of Sisyphus is a potent image of futility.

Camus’ response is that only the ‘lucid’ recognition of the absurdity of existence liberates us from belief in another.