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Life, death, and meaning : key philosophical readings on the big questions

Author: David Benatar
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Life, Death, and Meaning is designed to introduce students to the key existential questions of philosophy.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Life, death, and meaning.
Lanham, Md : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016
(DLC) 2016002220
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Benatar
ISBN: 9781442258310 1442258314 9781442258334 1442258330
OCLC Number: 934937791
Description: xii, 472 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: The meaning of life. The meaning of life / Richard Taylor ; The absurd / Thomas Nagel ; "Nothing matters" / Richard Hare ; Philosophy and the meaning of life / W.D. Joske ; Philosophy and the meaning of life / Robert Nozick ; The meanings of life / David Schmidtz ; The meanings of lives / Susan Wolf --
Part II: Creating people. Whether causing someone to exist can benefit this person / Derek Parfit ; Why not let life become extinct? / John Leslie ; On becoming extinct / James Lenman ; Why it is better never to come into existence / David Benatar --
Part III: Death. How to be dead and not care : a defense of Epicurus / Stephen E. Rosenbaum ; The misfortunes of the dead / George Pitcher ; Annihilation / Steven Luper ; Some puzzles about the evil of death / Fred Feldman ; Pre-vital and post-mortem non-existence / Frederik Kaufman ; Why death is not bad for the one who died / David B. Suits --
Part IV: Immortality. Immortality : a letter / James Lenman ; The Makropulos case : reflections on the tedium of immortality / Bernard Williams ; Why immortality is not so bad / John Martin Fischer ; "From here to eternity" : is it good to live forever? / Christine Overall --
Part V: Suicide. Of suicide / David Hume ; Suicide and duty ; Immanuel Kant ; Suicide : a qualified defense / David Benatar --
Part VI: Optimism and pessimism. Optimism / Margaret A. Boden ; Optivism and meaning / Samantha Vice ; The sad truth : optimism, pessimism, and pragmatism / Bruce N. Waller ; On the sufferings of the world / Arthur Schopenhauer.
Responsibility: edited by David Benatar.

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