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Unformatted text preview: kill it Death-Some may think death is dreadful, others have no objections though they may hope their own will be neither premature nor painful-Clearly if death is an evil at all, it cannot be because of its positive features, but only because of what is deprives us of -Most of us would not regard the temporary suspension of life, as in itself a misfortune -None of us existed before we were born but few regarded that as a misfortune -3 types of problems: 1) doubt may be raised whether anything can be bad for a man without being positively unpleasant to him 2) there are special difficulties, in the case of death, about how the supposed misfortune is to be assigned to a subject at all 3) asymmetry between our attitudes to posthumous and prenatal nonexistence -Objections to counting death as an evil: 1) what you dont know cant hurt you 2)...
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- Fall '08