Well-being and Death

Well-being and Death

Book - 2009
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"Ben Bradley defends the following views: pleasure, rather than achievement or the satisfaction of desire, is what makes life go well; death is generally bad for its victim, in virtue of depriving the victim of more of a good life; death is bad for its victim at times after death, in particular at all those times at which the victim would have been living well; death is worse the earlier it occurs, and hence it is worse to die as an infant than as an adult; death is usually bad for animals and fetuses, in just the same way it is bad for adult humans; things that happen after someone has died cannot harm that person; the only sensible way to make death less bad is to live so long that no more good life is possible."--Jacket.
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780199557967
0199557969
9780199596256
0199596255
Branch Call Number: 128 B8111w 2009
Characteristics: xxi, 198 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Well-being & death

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