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Single Idea 3046

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / F. Life Issues / 4. Suicide]

Full Idea

Stoics say that a wise man will very rationally take himself out of life, either for the sake of his country or of his friends, or if he suffers from bitter pain, mutilation or incurable disease.

Gist of Idea

Stoics say a wise man will commit suicide if he has a good enough reason


report of Stoic school (fragments/reports [c.200 BCE]) by Diogenes Laertius - Lives of Eminent Philosophers 07.1.66

Book Reference

Diogenes Laertius: 'Diogenes Laertius', ed/tr. Yonge,C.D. [Henry G. Bohn 1853], p.306