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Death

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What is death and why does it matter to us? How should the knowledge of our finitude affect the living of our lives and what are the virtues suitable to mortal beings? Does death destroy the meaningfulness of lives, or would lives that never ended be eternally and absurdly tedious? Should we reconcile ourselves to the fact of our forthcoming death, or refuse to "go gently into that good night"? Can death really be an evil if, after death, we no longer exist as subjects of goods or evils? How should we respond to the deaths of others and do we have any duties towards the dead? 
These, and many other, questions are addressed in Geoffrey Scarre's book, which draws upon a wide variety of philosophical and literary sources to offer an up-to-date and highly readable study of some major ethical and metaphysical riddles concerning death and dying.

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Author(s):
Scarre, Geoffrey
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
197x133x14
EAN-13:
9781844650835
Edition:
2007
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1844650835
ISBN-13:
9781844650835
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Title:
Death

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What is death and why does it matter to us? How should the knowledge of our finitude affect the living of our lives and what are the virtues suitable to mortal beings? Does death destroy the meaningfulness of lives, or would lives that never ended be eternally and absurdly tedious? Should we reconcile ourselves to the fact of our forthcoming death, or refuse to "go gently into that good night"? Can death really be an evil if, after death, we no longer exist as subjects of goods or evils? How should we respond to the deaths of others and do we have any duties towards the dead? 
These, and many other, questions are addressed in Geoffrey Scarre's book, which draws upon a wide variety of philosophical and literary sources to offer an up-to-date and highly readable study of some major ethical and metaphysical riddles concerning death and dying.

Author(s):
Scarre, Geoffrey
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
197x133x14
EAN-13:
9781844650835
Edition:
2007
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1844650835
ISBN-13:
9781844650835
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Title:
Death

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