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Almost Over: Aging, Dying, Dead

F. M. Kamm

Abstract

This book is a discussion of philosophical, legal, and medical issues related to aging, dying, and death. It considers different views about whether and why death is bad for the person who dies, and whether these views bear on why it would be bad if there were no more persons at all. The book looks at how the general public is being asked to think about end-of-life issues by examining some questionnaires and conversation guides that have been developed. It also considers views about the process of dying and whether it might make sense to not resist death, or even to bring about the end of one’ ... More

Keywords: death, dying, aging, assisted suicide, meaning in life, capital punishment, Shelly Kagan, Atul Gawande, Ezekiel Emanuel, Neil Gorsuch

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190097158
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190097158.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

F. M. Kamm, author
Henry Rutgers University Professor of Philosophy and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University