Racine, Timothy P. (2018) An adaptationist perspective on animal suicide. Animal Sentience 20(12)
David M. Peña-Guzmán, Can nonhuman animals commit suicide?
Peña-Guzmán’s discussion of suicide in nonhuman animals has broad implications. In this commentary, I focus on the logical relation between suicide and intention. Proximate cause must be distinguished from ultimate function in explanations of suicide. I briefly discuss two adaptationist accounts of suicidal behavior.