Year: 1971 Source: Omega, v.2, (1971), p.241-246 SIEC No: 19820682

Argues that the phenomenological approach goes beyond the traditional attempts of sociology & psychiatry as it takes into account conscious intentional acts. Durkheim’s sociological studies fail to take into consideration psychological & personal reasons influencing suicidal behaviour. Psychological approaches based in the unconscious fail to take account of intentional conscious acts, while the phenomological approach takes into account conscious intentions, motives & morals. (17 refs.) (DO)