<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Kagan (Shelly) - Dying alone; The badness of death, Part I (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_15789.htm">Dying alone; The badness of death, Part I</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_15789.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_15/PaperCitings_15789.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_15/PapersToNotes_15789.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>Professor Kagan puts forward the claim that Tolstoy's character <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1167.htm">Ivan Ilych</A><SUP>1</SUP> is quite the typical man in terms of his views on mortality. All of his life he has known that death is imminent but has never really believed it. When he suddenly falls ill and is about to die, the fact of his mortality shocks him. </li><li>In trying to further access how people think about death, Professor Kagan explores the claim that "we all die alone," presents a variety of arguments against it and ends by considering whether the primary badness of death could lie in the effects on those who are left behind.</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 16 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 08:23:22</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>