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; ISBN: WOWIO-00186
In this essay Scottish philosopher David Hume wrote: "Let us here endeavor to restore men to their native liberty, by examining all the common arguments against suicide, and showing that that action may be free from every imputation of guilt or blame, according to the sentiments of all the ancient philosophers."
Hume's essay first appeared posthumously as an anonymously published work over twenty-five years after those words were written. Suppression of this essay occurred since prospects were high that ecclesiastical wrath would descend upon the author and publisher of an essay questioning why suicide was offensive to God, to ourselves, to neighbors and to society.