Reason, Revelation, and John Locke vs. Legalized Suicide

Daily Dabble in the Classics (Extra), John Locke

And this judgment they cannot part with, it being out of a man’s power so to submit himself to another, as to give him a liberty to destroy him; God and nature never allowing a man so to abandon himself, as to neglect his own preservation: and since he cannot take away his own life, neither can he give another power to take it.


Source: Second Treatise of Government, Ch. 14, by John Locke, 1690. Read more from John Locke and other classic philosophers in our Radical Academy.