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Confrontations with the ReaperA Philosophical Study of the Nature and Value of Death$
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Fred Feldman

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780195089288

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089288.001.0001

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The Enigma of Death

The Enigma of Death

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(p.56) 4 The Enigma of Death
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Confrontations with the Reaper
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Feldman Fred

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089288.003.0005

This chapter discusses the reasons and explanations why death cannot simply be defined as a cessation of life. A number of problems are associated with this definition of death, including suspended animation and how humans can find other ways of getting out of life without having to die. It is concluded in this chapter that death is truly a double enigma.

Keywords:   death, cessation of life, suspended animation, double enigma

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