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Well-being and death

Author: Ben Bradley
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ben Bradley defends the following views: pleasure, rather than achievement or the satisfaction of desire, is what makes life go well; death is generally bad for its victim, in virtue of depriving the victim of more of a good life; death is bad for its victim at times after death, in particular at all those times at which the victim would have been living well; death is worse the earlier it occurs, and hence it is  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Bradley
ISBN: 9780199557967 0199557969 9780199596256 0199596255
OCLC Number: 251214164
Description: xxi, 198 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Well-being --
2. The evil of death --
3. Existence and time --
4. Does psychology matter? --
5. Can death be defeated?
Other Titles: Well-being & death
Responsibility: Ben Bradley.

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Ben Bradley investigates what is good about life and what is bad about death. He argues that pleasure is what makes life go well, and that death is bad for its victim even though the victim ceases to  Read more...

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Bradley's Well-Being and Death is careful, beautifully written, clearly argued... His arguments that dead persons can have well-being levels and that it is not possible to "defeat" death are Read more...

 
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