Death stings back: a reply to Sorensen
Nowacki (Mark)
Source: Analysis 66, January 2006, pp. 82-92(11)
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Philosopher’s Index Abstract

  1. The article offers several viewpoints about death.
  2. One person argues that death does not harm the person who dies.
  3. Another person believes that there is an important asymmetry between non-existence prior to birth and non-existence after death.
  4. The author discusses about the three thought-experiments1 of Roy Sorensen, a professor of philosophy, which concludes that what generates our anxiety is not death per se but rather the limitation of our personal time.

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