<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Kagan (Shelly) - The nature of death (continued); Believing you will die (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_15/PaperSummary_15788.htm">The nature of death (continued); Believing you will die</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/K/Author_Kagan (Shelly).htm">Kagan (Shelly)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Open Yale Courses, 2007</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_15/PaperSummary_15788.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_15/PaperCitings_15788.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_15/PapersToNotes_15788.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Yale Abstract</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>The lecture explores the question of the state of being dead. </li><li>Even though the most logical claim seems to be that when a person stops P-functioning he or she is dead, a more careful consideration must allow for exceptions, such as when one is asleep or in a coma. </li><li>Professor Kagan then suggests that on some level nobody believes that he or she is going to die. As a case in point, he takes Tolstoy's famous character <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1167.htm">Ivan Ilych</A><SUP>1</SUP>. </li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><ul type="disc"><li><a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_792.htm">Click here for Note</A>. </li><li>Lecture 15 of a 26-lecture Yale 1st-year undergraduate philosophy course; </li><li>text on laptop; </li><li>hard copy filed in <a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6532.htm">Various - Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 08 (I-K)</A>"; </li><li>lectures on-line at <a name="W1925W"></a><A HREF = "https://oyc.yale.edu/death/phil-176" TARGET = "_top">Yale_Kagan_Death</A>. </li></ul><BR><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="2018-08-02T08:23" pubdate>02/08/2018 08:23:21</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>