Chapter

Why Bother

John J. McDermott

in The Drama of Possibility

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780823226627
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235704 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823226627.003.0017

Series: American Philosophy

Why Bother

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This chapter presents an essay that attempts to answer the question “is life worth living”. It states that in avoiding a present-minded response in answering this question, most people's answer would be: I wish I could die. This can be justified by the fact that death is a free act and its finality is very liberating. This chapter presents a philosophical analysis and phenomenological diagnosis of this question, and provides different definitions of the terms life and living.

Keywords: life; death; living; philosophical analysis; phenomenological diagnosis; essay

Chapter.  4910 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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