Year: 1997 Source: New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. p.38-43 SIEC No: 20030513

This chapter presents the ninth letter from Euphranor to Theocles. Several philosophical principles that may justify suicide are discussed. Principles relating to religion & natural law are included. The arguments of Lindamour & Blount are summarized. The author concludes by stating that he cannot free himself from this conundrum & is uncertain whether suicide can be justified on philosophical principles. (3 refs) (SC)