International Journal of Philosophical Practice

Volume 4, Issue 4, Fall 2018

William Ferriolo
Pages 28-36

Stoic Suicide: Death Before Dishonor

Applying the Roman Stoic criteria for a defensible suicide, this paper argues that suicide in certain circumstances may not merely be permissible, but even morally preferable to the available alternatives, including survival until natural death or some other involuntary end.