Bibliographic Details

The philosophy of death / Steven Luper.

Author / Creator Luper, Steven.
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 253 pages)
Language English
Subject Death.
Death -- Moral and ethical aspects.
PHILOSOPHY -- Movements -- Humanism.
Death.
Death -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Tod
Philosophie
Tötung
Ethik
Tod.
Philosophie.
Ethik.
Döden -- etik och moral.
Dödens mening.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11829663
ISBN 9781139129602
1139129600
0511593805
9780511593802
9780511627231
0511627238
9780521882491
0521882494
9780521709125
0521709121
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-231) and index.
Summary This work is a discussion of the basic philosophical issues concerning death, and a critical introduction to the relevant contemporary philosophical literature.
Other form Print version: Luper, Steven. Philosophy of death. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009 9780521882491
Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Dying : Introduction
  • Life : Life and living things ; Humanity, personhood, identity
  • Death : Death clarified ; Criteria for death
  • Challenges : The symmetry argument ; The timing puzzle ; Tranquility
  • Mortal harm : Prudential value ; The harm theses
  • The timing puzzle : The Epicurean challenge ; Solutions
  • Part II. Killing : Killing : The harm account ; The subject value account ; The consent account ; The combined account
  • Suicide and euthanasia : 'Suicide' and 'euthanasia' ; Rationally choosing to die ; Morally choosing to die ; Intervention, assistance, and euthanasia
  • Abortion : Arguments against abortion ; Comparable lives thesis ; The comparable lives argument.