Many have interpreted this formulation of Kant's Categorical Imperative as summarizing a decision procedure for moral reasoning.
|Kantian Moral Reasoning|
Whenever continuing to live will bring me more pain than pleasure, I shall commit suicide out of self-love.According to Kant, the maxim of committing suicide to avoid future unhappiness does not pass the third step (the contradiction in conception test) in the decision procedure. So, for Kant, it is morally impermissible to act on the maxim of committing suicide to avoid future unhappiness.
Do you agree with Kant? Does it mean that suicide is always wrong? Do you think that the same kind of Kantian reasoning applies to cases of assisted suicide, like the case of Craig Ewert?