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When Death Is There, We Are Not

Phillip Mitsis

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780195388923
Published online December 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195388923.013.0009

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 When Death Is There, We Are Not

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This chapter analyzes the view of Greek philosopher Epicurus on the relation between death and pleasure. It explains Epicurus's views about death and their place in his overall ethical theory, and describes how ancient Epicureans conceived of a pleasurable life within the wider context of their ethical thinking. The chapter also discusses some features of Epicurus's hedonism to evaluate the kind of support it offers for his arguments about death.

Keywords: death; pleasure; Epicurus; ethical theory; Epicureans; hedonism

Article.  9672 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Metaphysics ; Classical Philosophy ; Philosophy of Mind

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