Suicide intervention and non-ideal Kantian theory.

@article{Cholbi2002SuicideIA,
  title={Suicide intervention and non-ideal Kantian theory.},
  author={Michael J. Cholbi},
  journal={Journal of applied philosophy},
  year={2002},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={
          245-59
        }
}
Philosophical discussions of the morality of suicide have tended to focus on its justifiability from an agent's point of view rather than on the justifiability of attempts by others to intervene so as to preserve it. This paper addresses questions of suicide intervention within a broadly Kantian perspective. In such a perspective, a chief task is to determine the motives underlying most suicidal behaviour. Kant wrongly characterizes this motive as one of self-love or the pursuit of happiness… CONTINUE READING
1
Twitter Mention

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-4 OF 4 CITATIONS

STOIC DEFENCE OF PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE

VIEW 6 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

The terminal, the futile, and the psychiatrically disordered.

  • International journal of law and psychiatry
  • 2013
VIEW 1 EXCERPT
CITES BACKGROUND