ERIC Number: EJ571507
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
An Explication of Rational Suicide: Its Definitions, Implications, and Complications.
Maltsberger, John T.
Journal of Personal & Interpersonal Loss, v3 n2 p177-92 Apr-Jun 1998
Logical analysis of arguments in favor of rational suicide reveals 11 commonly encountered premises. These premises are listed, analyzed, and discussed. The arguments of the rational suicide literature are criticized on historical and philosophical grounds. Consensus-based reasonableness is found to provide an insubstantial base for social policy. (EMK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related articles, see CG 552 566-568 and 552 570.