Area of Study
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
With the logical and analytical approaches of experimental philosophical inquiry and the qualitative methodologies of ethnography I was able to create an account of the ways that the initial moral assumption that “suicide is wrong” appears to be harmful, not only to the deceased, but to the survivors, and those who have previously attempted suicide. A possible normative solution to these harms would be to shift our current societal intuition that: "suicide is morally wrong" to understanding suicide as a social fact.
Lilly, Samantha Dawn, "An Ethnographic, Experimental Philosophical Inquiry Into Attitudes and Perceptions Toward Suicidality" (2018). Summer Research. 315.
University of Puget Sound