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Death, value and desire

Belshaw, Christopher (2013). Death, value and desire. In: Feldman, Fred; Bradley, Ben and Johannsen, Jens eds. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death. Oxford Handbooks in Philosphy. Oxford, UK: OUP.

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This chapter examines the connection between value and desire with regard to death. It argues that having categorical desires is a necessary condition for death to be bad for those who die, and that the degree to which death is bad bears a close relation to the number and strength of those desires. The chapter also analyzes the principles espoused by Jeff McMahan in his book “The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life.”.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2012 OUP
ISBN: 0-19-538892-5, 978-0-19-538892-3
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Philosophy
Item ID: 32850
Depositing User: Christopher Belshaw
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 15:12
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2013 01:02
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