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By Christopher Belshaw

ISBN-10: 1405125772

ISBN-13: 9781405125772

ISBN-10: 1405126043

ISBN-13: 9781405126045

10 reliable questions about existence and Death makes us reassess approximately essentially the most vital concerns we ever need to face.

  • Addresses the basic questions that many people ask approximately lifestyles and death.
  • Written in a fascinating and simple kind, excellent for people with no formal historical past in philosophy.
  • Focuses on more often than not contemplated concerns, similar to: Is existence sacred? Is it undesirable to die? Is there lifestyles after loss of life? Does existence have that means? And which lifestyles is best?
  • Encourages readers to contemplate and reply to the human condition.
  • Features case stories, thought-experiments, and references to literature, movie, track, faith and myth.

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And it might be bad for human beings. There’s the donkey owner, and there are lots of donkey admirers, all of whom will lose out if these animals die. And surely that needs to be taken into account. Nor do we get anywhere by supposing that human life is of infinite value, so that, even if animals are worth something, one of us outweighs any number of them. Hardly anyone believes this about human life, for hardly anyone thinks that we should always put human life above human welfare, or well-being, or happiness.

Feeling pleasure is good. And feeling pain is bad. But feeling less pleasure than you did is bad as well. Maybe it won’t spoil your holiday completely, and there’ll still be things to do, but if it’s sunny the first week, and raining the next, then the amount of pleasure you get will be reduced. And that’s bad. And surely death is bad in the same way. It doesn’t feel bad to be dead. But death puts an end to pleasure, and the good things in life. And that is what is bad about it. But, again the Epicureans have a reply.

Not a Fairy-tale Ending. Young lovers. A candlelit dinner on the river bank. Cool jazz, oysters, champagne. They’re planning their future together. It’s late, and she falls asleep in the car driving her home. But then someone steps into the road, the car swerves, loses control, hits the bridge, overturns. She is killed outright, instantly. The others, miraculously, survive. This case is, of course, like a real one of some years ago. But in this imagined case there is no room for doubt about the rosy future, or the suddenness of death.

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