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The Metaphysics of death

Author: John Martin Fischer
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1993.
Series: Stanford series in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This collection of seventeen essays deals with the metaphysical, as opposed to the moral, issues pertaining to death. For example, the authors investigate (among other things) the issue of what makes  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Martin Fischer
ISBN: 0804720460 9780804720465 0804721041 9780804721042
OCLC Number: 26855305
Description: xiv, 423 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : death, metaphysics, and morality / John Martin Fischer --
Death knocks / Woody Allen --
Rationality and the fear of death / Jeffrie G. Murphy --
Death / Thomas Nagel --
The Makropulos case : reflections on the tedium of immortality / Bernard Williams --
The evil of death / Harry S. Silverstein --
How to be dead and not care : a defense of Epicurus / Stephen E. Rosenbaum --
The dead / Palle Yourgrau --
The misfortunes of the dead / George Pitcher --
Harm to others / Joel Feinberg --
Reasons and persons / Derek Parfit --
Why is death bad? / Anthony L. Brueckner and John Martin Fischer --
Death and the value of life / Jeff McMahan --
Annihilation / Steven Luper-Foy --
Epicurus and annihilation / Stephen E. Rosenbaum --
Some puzzles about the evil of death / Fred Feldman --
Well-being and time / J. David Velleman.
Series Title: Stanford series in philosophy.
Responsibility: edited, with an introduction, by John Martin Fischer.
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"This book immediately becomes the most convenient source for recent writings that confront some of the more abstract aspects of the problem of death. Those possessed by philosophical curiosity but Read more...

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