PHIL 176 - Lecture 14 - What Matters (cont.); The Nature of Death, Part I

Lecture 14 - What Matters (cont.); The Nature of Death, Part I

Overview

The suggestion is made that what matters in survival is the future existence of someone with a personality similar to one's own. Professor Kagan then turns to the question, "what is it to die?". In answering this question, attention is first drawn to the bodily and mental functions that are crucial in defining the moment of death.

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Assignment

Feldman, Fred. "The Enigma of Death." In Confrontations with the Reaper: A Philosophical Study of Nature and Value of Death. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992. pp. 56-71

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