Year: 1978 Source: East Central Europe, v.5, part 1, (1978). p.69-89 SIEC No: 19870589

This paper explores the thesis that an understanidng of the causes of high suicide rates in Austria-Hungary can be furthered by an investigation into the history of philosophy in these countries. Findings tend to support the suggestion that a chronological precedence of the intensification of philosophical reflection relates to increases in suicide rates. Statistics indicate the likelihood that tensions abstractly expressed in philosophy were identical to tensions that led to high suicide rates.