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Philosophy of Death

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ISBN-10: 0521709121

ISBN-13: 9780521709125

Edition: 2009

Authors: Steven Luper

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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Dying
Introduction
Life
Life and living things
Humanity, personhood, identity
Death
Death clarified
Criteria for death
Challenges
The symmetry argument
The timing puzzle
Tranquility
Mortal harm
Prudential value
The harm theses
The timing puzzle
The Epicurean challenge
Solutions
Killing
Killing
The Harm Account
The Subject Value Account
The Consent Account
The Combined Account
Suicide and euthanasia
`Suicide' and `euthanasia'
Rationally choosing to die
Morally choosing to die
Intervention, assistance, and euthanasia
Abortion
Arguments against abortion
Comparable lives thesis
The Comparable lives argument
References
Index