Year: 1978 Source: Ottawa, Ontario: University of Ottawa Press, 1978. p.97-120 SIEC No: 19910813

This article analyzes the philosophical implications of suicide & euthanasia. The author asserts the reason why suicide is considered wrong in secular terms is not because it is murder, but because it is a betrayal of living obligations. He therefore concludes that suicide is not morally wrong if there is no duty to stay alive. He applies this principle to euthanasia as well, & states that it is also morally acceptable under these circumstances. (VM)