The Timing Problem

Jens Johansson

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780195388923
Published online December 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 The Timing Problem

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This chapter, which examines the argument of Epicurus about the timing problem of death, clarifies the Epicurean challenge and identifies some merits and disadvantages of the various anti-Epicurean views. It also explains the concept of several relevant principles including atemporalism, subsequentism, priorism, concurrentism, and eternalism, arguing that the Epicurean argument and its premises are valid.

Keywords: timing problem; death; Epicurus; anti-Epicurean views; Epicurean argument; atemporalism; subsequentism; priorism; concurrentism; eternalism

Article.  9818 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Metaphysics

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