Year: 1952 Source: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, v.12, (1952), p.550-556 SIEC No: 20040692

In a philosophical exploration of the concept of freedom, the theory of choice behind self-consious annihilation, or suicide, is questioned, since, in the words of the author, “Suicide is mostly resorted to because Life has not measured up to expectations. It is not resorted to as a ‘free choice’ but only as a choice that one has been constrained to make because there has been frustration or failure in life.”