The present book brings essays that deal with suicide and genocide from several aspects and points of view: historical, sociological, science of religion, psychological and therapeutic, educational, legal, philosophical and theological. Some of them combine several approaches and thus the book as a whole offers an integral inter-disciplinary insight into the nature, origins, function and connections of both phenomena. It also outlines the ways and models for their prevention and overcoming of their effects and consequences. It can be useful as for students as well for the experts in the fields of humanities and social science. The book is marked by the Central European origin of the authors which partly resulted in its special topics and stresses.
Janez Juhant is Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Theology, University of Ljubljana, and a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzburg, working in the fields of ethics, anthropology and theology.
Bojan Zalec is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Institute of Philosophy and Social Ethics at the Faculty of Theology, University of Ljubljana, working in the fields of ethics and anthropology.