<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Kamm (F.M.) - Why Is Death Bad? (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_10/PaperSummary_10630.htm">Why Is Death Bad?</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/K/Author_Kamm (F.M.).htm">Kamm (F.M.)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Kamm - Morality, Mortality (Vol. 1) - Death and Whom to Save from It, Chapter 1</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_10/PaperSummary_10630.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_10/PapersToNotes_10630.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>OUP Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Examines the question of why death is bad: is it bad for the person who dies, and, if so, why? </li><li>The question of what the scientific criteria should be for the person who dies is dealt with later in the book. </li><li>The discussion is based on an assumption that death is painless, not untimely, and involves no <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_978.htm">afterlife</A><SUP>1</SUP> or return to life, only posthumous non-existence; it also assumes that the concern is with why death is bad for the person who dies rather than any people who remain alive, and that even if everyone died at once, something worse has happened to each person than would have happened if that person and everyone else had lived instead. </li><li>The approach taken to the question by Epicurus (How can death be bad for anyone at all?) and Thomas Nagel's response to this (his  Deprivation Account ) are examined, and then various criticisms of Nagel's approach are presented and discussed. </li><li>Additional objections to Nagel's approach are considered in the next chapter.</li></ol></FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T07:25" pubdate>02/08/2018 07:25:58</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>