Year: 1975 Source: New York: Scholars Studies Press, 1975. 136p. SIEC No: 19871405

The author presents three of the strongest and most carefully developed philosophical arguments for the prohibition of suicide–the arguments proposed by Plato, Aquinas, and Kant. Relationships of a person to society, to God, and with himself are examined. Novak analyzes each approach, and attempts to explain how current knowledge from the social sciences is related to that of philosophy.