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Type: Journal article
Title: Evolution of the concept of altruistic suicide in pre-Durkheim suicidology
Author: Goldney, R.
Schioldann, J.
Citation: Archives of Suicide Research, 2004; 8(1):23-27
Publisher: Brunner - Routledge (US)
Issue Date: 2004
ISSN: 1381-1118
1543-6136
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Robert D. Goldney; Johan A. Schioldann
Abstract: Suicide as self-sacrifice was described by early nineteenth century authors before the delineation of altruism by the French Philosopher and Mathematician Auguste Comte. The concept evolved, leading to the categorization of altruistic suicide by Savage in England in 1892 and the elaboration of the term by Durkheim in France in 1897. Pre-Durkheim suicidologists were aware of the subtleties of sacrifice as opposed to revenge in this type of suicide.
Description: Copyright © 2004 Taylor and Francis
DOI: 10.1080/13811110490243822
Published version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13811110490243822
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