Title

Death Stings Back: A Reply to Sorensen

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2006

Abstract

Lucretius argues that death does not harm the person who dies. Harm could occur only if a person’s future non-existence were harmful. But one’s future non-existence is no more harmful than one’s non-existence before birth. Since a person is not harmed by lacking existence before birth, one is not harmed by lacking existence after dying.

Keywords

Death, existence, non-existence

Discipline

Philosophy

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

Analysis

Volume

66

Issue

1

First Page

82

Last Page

92

ISSN

0003-2638

Identifier

10.1093/analys/66.1.82

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/analys/66.1.82

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