<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Silverstein (Harry) - Review of Thinking Clearly About Death by Jay F. Rosenberg (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_20/PaperSummary_20310.htm">Review of Thinking Clearly About Death by Jay F. Rosenberg</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/S/Author_Silverstein (Harry).htm">Silverstein (Harry)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: The Philosophical Review, Vol. 93, No. 3 (Jul., 1984), pp. 492-494</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperSummary_20310.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PapersToNotes_20310.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>Author s Introduction</u><ol type="1"><FONT COLOR = "800080"><li>This book, as the author justifiably claims, "constitutes a fairly comprehensive study of those questions about death to which philosophers have traditionally addressed their attentions" (p. xiv). </li><li>After a preliminary chapter explaining his sort of philosophy ("'hard-core' analytic philosophy") for the benefit of the book's intended audience (persons with no previous knowledge of academic philosophy), Rosenberg spends about half the book undermining the popular view that "<a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_978.htm">life after death</A><SUP>1</SUP>" is at least a logically coherent possibility, and the second half discussing various moral questions relating to death. </li><li>As one might expect, his discussion of "<a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_978.htm">life after death</A><SUP>2</SUP>" is centered in, though it is not limited to, a critique of the popular view's "body and soul" dualism as well as its assumptions regarding personal identity. The "moral" half includes, but is also not limited to, discussions of "mercy killing," "letting die," and "rational suicide." </li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>Review of <a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1344.htm">Rosenberg (Jay) - Thinking Clearly About Death</A>".<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="2018-08-02T09:17" pubdate>02/08/2018 09:17:20</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>