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Alex Voorhoeve: Why death is not bad when you're supremely self-satisfied - a defence of Epicurus

Wanneer:wo 23-06-2010 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:Faculty of Philosophy, Oude Boteringestraat 52, Groningen, room Omega

Lecture organised by the department of Ethics

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Epicurus famously claimed that: 'All things good and bad are experienced through sensation, but sensation ceases at death. So death is nothing to us, and to know this makes a mortal life happy.' Leading contemporary philosophers, including Nagel, Williams and Feldman, have claimed that Epicurus' argument in this passage from hedonism to the conclusion that death is nothing to us is invalid. Read more...