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Our Stories: Essays on Life, Death, and Free Will - Fischer, John Martin
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In this collection of essays on the metaphysical issues pertaining to death, the meaning of life, and freedom of the will, John Martin Fischer argues (against the Epicureans) that death can be a bad thing for the individual who dies. He defends the claim that something can be a bad thing--a misfortune--for an individual, even if he never experiences it as bad (and even if he does not any longer exist). Fischer also defends the commonsense asymmetry in our attitudes toward death and prenatal nonexistence: we are indifferent ...

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Our Stories: Essays on Life, Death, and Free Will 2011, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199767236

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Our Stories: Essays on Life, Death, and Free Will 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195374957

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