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Unformatted text preview: are technically already dead. When we actually die we do not exist and when we haven’t died yet we exist in the world. Since these entities are the same yet separate, it basically cancels each other out. Therefore, when one is alive it only matter that you are and when you are dead it only matters when you are dead. You can only appreciate these things if you are mortal. This is plausible in a sense because when we are alive, death does not exist. When we are dead, life does not exist. We are more scared of what we don’t know because we do not know about the other half. In order to live, one has to die. Therefore death is nothing because it doesn’t exist when we are alive and when we are dead it no longer exists. I think that this a plausible way of looking at death. Death is nothing because one has to die in order to live and once you are dead you are dead. The way of looking at death this way, simplifies the matter and the fear that is associated with death....
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2012 for the course PHIL 262 taught by Professor Scottpaterson during the Spring '08 term at USC.
- Spring '08