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The metaphysics and ethics of death : new essays

Author: James Stacey Taylor
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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This text brings together original essays that both address the fundamental questions of the metaphysics of death and explore the relationship between those questions and some of the areas of applied ethics in which they play a central role.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Metaphysics and ethics of death
(DLC) 2012049467
(OCoLC)829999333
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Stacey Taylor
ISBN: 9780199315543 019931554X 9780199950539 0199950539
OCLC Number: 857769696
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Contributors ; Acknowledgements ; Introduction - James Stacey Taylor ; Section I: Classical Approaches to Death and their Critics ; The Damage of Death: Incomplete Arguments and False Consolations - Martha Nussbaum ; The harm of death in Cicero's first Tusculan disputation - James Warren ; Epicurus on the Value of Death - Kai Draper ; Section II: Death, and the Value of Death ; The Evil of Death One More Time: Parallels between Time and Space - Harry S. Silverstein, ; Adaptation - Steven Luper ; Death and Desires - Ben Bradley and Kris McDaniel ; Kripke's Moses - Palle Yourgrau ; Concepts of Value and Our Thinking about Death - Stephen E. Rosenbaum ; Section III: Posthumous Harm ; The Vulnerability of the Dead - Geoffrey Scarre ; Welfare and Harm After Death - Barbara Baum Levenbook ; Section IV: Death and Bioethics ; Doing Posthumous Harm - John Harris ; Suicide: A Qualified Defense - David Benatar ; Brain Injury and Survival - Walter Glannon ; Index
Responsibility: edited by James Stacey Taylor.

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