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Life, death, & meaning : key philosophical readings on the big questions / edited by David Benatar.

Benatar, David, (compiler.).

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Baker County Library 142.78 .B456l 2010 (Text) 37814003342210 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/09/2021 Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781442201699
  • ISBN: 144220169X
  • ISBN: 9781442201705
  • ISBN: 1442201703
  • Physical Description: xii, 472 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Third edition.
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 -- Optimism and meaning / Samantha Vice -- The sad truth : optimism, pessimism, and pragmatism / Bruce N. Waller -- On the sufferings of the world / Arthur Schopenhauer.
Subject: Life.
Death.

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