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Saving People from the Harm of Death

Espen Gamlund and Carl Tollef Solberg


Many people believe that death is one of the worst things that can happen to us. At the same time, the incident of death cannot be experienced. This raises philosophical questions about how and to whom death is bad. Is death negative primarily for the survivors, or does death also affect the decedent? And when is the worst time to die? Is it late in fetal life, just after birth, or in adolescence? In order to properly evaluate deaths in global health, we must provide answers to these questions. In this volume, leading philosophers, medical doctors, and health economists discuss different views ... More

Keywords: age, DALY, death, global health, health priorities, summary measures, QALY, Deprivation Account, TRIA, epidemiology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190921415
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190921415.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Espen Gamlund, editor
Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen

Carl Tollef Solberg, editor
Researcher, University of Bergen

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