Life, Death, and Meaning

Life, Death, and Meaning

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In Life, Death, and Meaning, David Benatar offers a distinctive collection of readings designed to introduce undergraduates and lay readers to the key existential questions of philosophy: Do our lives have meaning? Is death something to be feared? Would it be better to be immortal? Classic and contemporary essays consider such questions as the meaning of life, creating people, death, suicide, immortality, and optimism and pessimism. These key readings are supplemented with helpful introductions, study questions, and suggestions for further reading, making the material accessible and interesting for students. In short, the book provides a singular introduction to the way that philosophy has dealt with the big questions of life that we are all tempted to ask.Chapter 21 The Makropulos Case: Reflections on the Tedium of Immortality Bernard Williams The early part of Bernard Williams a#39; essay discusses the question of whether death is an evil. Those who think it is may seem committed, all thingsanbsp;...

Title:Life, Death, and Meaning
Author:David Benatar
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2004-01-01


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