Year: 1980 Source: London: Peter Owen, 1980. p.104-114 SIEC No: 19911160

Clements takes issue with the notion of rational suicide by arguing that rational calculation is something that takes place within life & presupposes a fundamental, “yea-saying” attitude toward life & the universe. For Clements, there is no way to justify preferring a “yea-saying” to a “nay-saying” attitude. She examines the implications of this claim for suicide intervention, for medical models of suicide, & other ways in which a yea-saying society responds to a nay-saying, suicidal individual.