Contribution to Book
What remains to be said about the question and problem of death that has not been repeated a thousand times in the history of human thought and culture? Philosophers in the Western tradition have seemingly argued every nuance of the name, nature, causes, and consequences of death since Plato first took up the death of Socrates as the funding occasion of his philosophical life and thinking. Epicurean and Stoic philosophers subsequently framed the basic arguments that are still with us, directed to three basic questions concerning death: What is it? Is it good or bad? Should we fear it?
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Kimmel, L. (2004). Death as metaphor. In C. Tandy (Ed.), Death and Anti-Death: Two Hundred Years After Kant, Fifty Years After Turing (pp. 1-29). Palo Alto, CA: Ria University Press.
Death and Anti-Death: Two Hundred Years After Kant, Fifty Years After Turing