Bibliographic Details

Well-being and death / Ben Bradley.

Author / Creator Bradley, Ben.
Imprint Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Description xxi, 198 p. ; 21 cm.
Language English
Subject Life.
Death.
Death.
Life.
Format E-Resource, Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/7715948
Varying Form of Title Cover title Well-being & death
ISBN 9780199557967 (hbk.)
0199557969 (hbk.)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-189) and index.
Also available online
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Well-Being
  • 1.1. The Concept of Well-Being
  • 1.2. Theories of Well-Being
  • 1.3. Well-Being and Time
  • 1.4. A Paradox
  • 1.5. Conclusions and Implications
  • 2. The Evil of Death
  • 2.1. Instrumental Value and Difference-Making
  • 2.2. Overdetermination, Preemption, and Causation
  • 2.3. Genuine Evils, Fitting Attitudes, and the Symmetry Problem
  • 2.4. Harm
  • 2.5. An Argument For the Difference-Making Principle
  • 3. Existence and Time
  • 3.1. Is All Badness Temporal?
  • 3.2. Could Death Be a Temporal Evil?
  • 3.3. When Is Death Bad?
  • 3.4. Objections
  • 3.5. The Value of Nonexistence
  • 4. Does Psychology Matter?
  • 4.1. When Is it Worst to Die?
  • 4.2. The Cure
  • 4.3. Abortion
  • 4.4. Desires and Time-Relative Interests
  • 4.5. Cows
  • 5. Can Death be Defeated?
  • 5.1. The James Dean Effect
  • 5.2. Old Age and Progeria
  • 5.3. Previous Gains and Discounts
  • 5.4. Realism
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index