Download e-book for iPad: The Metaphysics and Ethics of Death: New Essays by James Stacey Taylor

By James Stacey Taylor

ISBN-10: 0199751137

ISBN-13: 9780199751136

The questions that encompass death--Is demise a damage to the person that dies? should still we be petrified of demise? Can the useless be harmed? Can they be wronged?--have been of frequent curiosity because Classical occasions. This curiosity is presently having fun with a renaissance throughout a huge spectrum of philosophical fields, starting from metaphysics to bioethics. This quantity is the 1st to compile unique essays that either deal with the elemental questions of the metaphysics of demise and discover the connection among these questions and a few of the components of utilized ethics during which they play a imperative role.

The essays partially I of this quantity research many of the Classical methods to primary metaphysical questions surrounding demise, addressing specifically the query of no matter if a person's demise could be a damage to her. The topic of the price of dying is sustained partly II, with essays addressing this factor via a extra modern lens. The essays partially III handle the similar yet separate factor of no matter if folks should be harmed by means of occasions that happen when they die. ultimately, the essays partially IV follow the metaphysical concerns addressed in components I via III to numerous concerns in bioethics, together with the query of posthumous organ procurement, suicide, and survival after mind injury.

Written by means of the most well-liked philosophers engaged on those concerns this present day, the essays during this quantity exhibit the state-of-the-art of either the metaphysics of demise and its value to many parts of utilized ethics.

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