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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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Epicurus and the Evil of Death

Epicurus and the Evil of Death

(p.127) 8 Epicurus and the Evil of Death
Confrontations with the Reaper

Feldman Fred

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the Epicurean argument of death as well as criticizing it. A new concept, the “deprivation approach”, is introduced. The deprivation approach states that death is bad for those who die because it deprives them of the goods they would have enjoyed if they had continued to live.

Keywords:   Epicurean argument, death, deprivation approach, dying

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