Other bad aspects of death, Part II
Kagan (Shelly)
Source: Open Yale Courses, 2007
Paper - Abstract

Paper SummaryBooks / Papers Citing this Paper

Yale Abstract

  1. Further bad aspects of death are considered, including ubiquity, or the fact that death may occur at any time and strike anyone.
  2. Professor Kagan invites students to contemplate the possibility of death-free time periods, vacation spots, and activities.
  3. Then there is consideration of the value of the human condition, which consists of life, followed by death.
  4. Finally, the question is raised as to whether it could be appropriate to refuse to face the facts about our mortality.
  5. Professor Kagan distinguishes between two ways in which thinking about these could influence human behavior.
    • On the one hand, it may give one the reason to behave differently;
    • on the other hand, it may just cause a change in behavior.


Text Colour Conventions (see disclaimer)

  1. Blue: Text by me; © Theo Todman, 2018
  2. Mauve: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); © the author(s)

© Theo Todman, June 2007 - May 2018. Please address any comments on this page to theo@theotodman.com. File output:
Website Maintenance Dashboard
Return to Top of this Page Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page Return to Theo Todman's Home Page