Year: 1992 Source: New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1992. p.315-335 SIEC No: 20021052

I wish to discuss 3 questions: 1) if an agent takes his own life when it is objectively morally wrong for him to do so, was his action necessarily morally blameworthy, or, sinful? 2) when is it objectively morally right or wrong for an agent to take his own life? 3) when is it rational, from the point of view of an agent’s own welfare, for him to commit suicide? What these questions mean, & how they differ, will be explained. (10 refs)