Year: 1998 Source: Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1998. p.95-110 SIEC No: 20021262

Drawing on an incident which occured in his own community, the author uses the teachings of Plato to argue that people cannot regard as courageous, or commendable, any act that shows disregard for one’s own life without knowing the motivation of the victim. From this perspective, the author investigates the notion of justified suicide, whether there can be a right to die, whether suicide is morally wrong, & what autonomy means when it comes to suicide.