Moral philosophy and suicide.

  title={Moral philosophy and suicide.},
  author={Jan Narveson},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  volume={31 2},
  • Jan Narveson
  • Published 1986 in
    Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne…
There are two main moral issues regarding suicide: first, whether suicide is morally permissible, and if so, in what circumstances; and second, whether a person who knows that someone is contemplating or attempting suicide has an obligation to intervene and if so, how strong that obligation is. With respect to the first issue, it is difficult to resist the conclusion that suicide is not wrong in itself. To characterize suicide as murder of one's self is incorrect. Even if people who commit… CONTINUE READING