Year: 1976 Source: Essence, v.1, no.2, (1976), p.61-68 SIEC No: 19841008

The suicide, reacting to his experience of “being in question” (Heidegger), kills himself to arrogate death to his will. In this way he allows the possibility that if he so wished it, he could correspondingly live forever and thus usurp death. Some methodological considerations associated with the development of these thoughts, including the embarrassment to the investigator, are offered.