Year: 1983 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.13, no.4, (Winter 1983), p.231-239 SIEC No: 19842063

Co-editor Battin discusses the ethical implications of suicide from 2 major & differing viewpoints: utilitarian philosophy, wherein right or wrong are determined on the basis of consequence; and Kantian philosophy, which deplores the violation of fundamental moral laws. Brief comments on the variations of these principal philosophies, as they appear in the contributors articles, are included.(NBB)