Philosophical perspectives

Authored by: Steven Luper

The Routledge Companion to Death and Dying

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  May  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138852075
eBook ISBN: 9781315723747
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315723747.ch49

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Abstract

What is it to die? How is death related to ceasing to exist? Are we benefitted or harmed by death? Why and when is it wrong to kill a creature? In what follows we will briefly explore leading answers to these questions.

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