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...elates suicide using gods in the position of masters and the humans as their slaves. It is wrong for a slave to go against the wishes of their master and consequently, it is wrong for one to kill them self if the gods have not indicated it is time for the person to die. This is a different fundamental principal than what is currently used to judge whether suicide is justifiable or not, which tends to draw upon more of the individual or societal standpoint, but using the logic of either arrives to the same conclusion. Suicide for a cause, suicide due to an illness, whether terminal or chronic, and suicide because of depression, would all be viewed similarly by Plato and by people today. Thus, if there was the question of what Plato would have to say in regards to whether to kill oneself is right or not, the answer is most likely exists as the currently held doctrine.
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