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Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 2 HT09

Event Name Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 2 HT09
Start Date 26th Jan 2009 4:30pm
End Date 26th Jan 2009 6:30pm
Duration 2 hours
Description

Jens Johansson (Oxford) ' Temporalism About Death's Badness' to be held in the Lecture Room, 10 Merton Street, Oxford - Seminars in Moral Philosophy webpage

Abstract

According to the deprivation approach to the evil of death, a personís death is bad for her insofar as it deprives her of goods that she would have enjoyed if she had continued to live. This view faces the following Epicurean problem: *When* is death bad for its victim? On the most fruitful interpretation, this question challenges us to specify a time at which the person is worse off than she would have been if her death had not occurred. I argue that there is no moment, but many periods of time at which she is worse off. And I argue that this is all we need in order to meet the challenge.

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