Socratic Suicide*

@article{Warren2001SocraticS,
  title={Socratic Suicide*},
  author={J. Warren},
  journal={The Journal of Hellenic Studies},
  year={2001},
  volume={121},
  pages={91 - 106}
}
  • J. Warren
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of Hellenic Studies
Abstract When is it rational to commit suicide? More specifically, when is it rational for a Platonist to commit suicide, and more worryingly, is it ever not rational for a Platonist to commit suicide? If the Phaedo wants us to learn that the soul is immortal, and that philosophy is a preparation for a state better than incarnation, then why does it begin with a discussion defending the prohibition of suicide? In the course of that discussion, Socrates offers (but does not necessarily endorse… Expand

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