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Fears of Death

James Warren

in Facing Death

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780199252893
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601408 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199252890.003.0001
Fears of Death

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A clarification of the various ways in which it is possible to fear ‘death’: fearing dying, fearing being dead, regretting being mortal, fearing premature death. An initial examination of the viability of a rational therapy of these fears and of the Epicureans' awareness of the distinct ways in which it is possible to fear death.

Keywords: complete life; death; Epicurus; fear; harm; Lucretius; mortality; Philodemus; post mortem future

Chapter.  6798 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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