Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Philosopher's Zone - On Suicide

The Philosopher's Zone is another cool radio show from Australia. This week's show is on suicide and is part one of two.
Suicide has been a focus of philosophical examination in the West since at least the time of Plato, and for good reason. It raises a lot of difficult questions. What makes behaviour suicidal? Is suicidal behaviour rational and - the question that has obsessed philosophers down the ages - is it morally permissible? This week, the first part of a two-part investigation of this enigmatic and disconcerting phenomenon.
Listen Now - 17052008 |Download Audio

Here is a link to the transcript.

Further Information

Michael J Cholbi (the guest)

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - Suicide (written by Michael Cholbi)

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