Year: 1980 Source: Journal of Social Philosophy, v.9, (1978), p.8-12 SIEC No: 20021179

In this article the author articles that given the phenomenological and existential “fact” that loneliness is the most pervasive force within awareness, it follows that when it overwhelms the individual psyhche, it often does (and perhaps should) serve as an adequate ground for suicide. He explores the philosophical interpretations of suicide throughout history in an effort to support his conclusion that the element of loneliness in suicide is significant, and and that suicide itself is neither a product of insanity nor immorality.