Title

Adaptation

Document Type

Post-Print

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

Some ways of dealing with a threatened evil will be self-defeating, in the sense that the response is no better for us, or even worse, than the evil it prevents. A way of adapting to death might be self-defeating in precisely the same way. Perhaps, however, we can adapt to death by suitably modifying our interests, and do so in a way that is not self-defeating. I will call this claim the adaptation thesis. Elsewhere, I have argued against it. In this chapter, I reinforce that conclusion.

Document Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751136.003.0006

Editor

James Stacey Taylor

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City

New York

ISBN

9780199751136

Publication Information

The Metaphysics and Ethics of Death: New Essays

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