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  1. First of all, Hegesias of Alexandria. Students committed suicide right at his lectures.

    Schopenhauer and Eduard von Hartmann. The latter generally advocated the collective suicide of humanity.

    Guy Debord's suicide is sometimes regarded as a philosophical act.

    There are all sorts of libertarians who advocate the right to suicide, although this is not quite the same. It is true that some, like Jean Amery [who also committed suicide], although they do not call for suicide, romanticize it as the highest expression of freedom.

    Many philosophers also recognized the permissibility of suicide in conditions of unbearable life (for example, Hume, some Buddhist authors), but this, again, is different. See the discussion on euthanasia.

    The Stoics and Confucians considered suicide permissible when you couldn't do your duty. Seneca, according to some versions, committed suicide for this reason.

    Finally, in Jainism, it is considered noble to refuse food for the dying. Whether this can be considered suicide is debatable.

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