Midwest Studies in Philosophy, New Directions in Philosophy / Edition 1

Midwest Studies in Philosophy, New Directions in Philosophy / Edition 1

by Peter A. French
     
 

ISBN-10: 063121593X

ISBN-13: 9780631215936

Pub. Date: 08/16/2000

Publisher: Wiley

In this annual volume key thinkers explore evolving trends that philosophy as a discipline is facing.  See more details below

Overview

In this annual volume key thinkers explore evolving trends that philosophy as a discipline is facing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631215936
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/16/2000
Series:
Midwest Studies in Philosophy Series
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Metaphysics as Prolegomenon to Ethics1
The Meaning of Life17
In Defense of a Common Ideal for a Human Life35
Can the Dead Really Be Buried?46
Later Death/Earlier Birth69
Death and the Psychological Conception of Personal Identity84
Thick and Thin Selves: Reply to Fischer and Speak94
The Termination Thesis98
The Evil of Death Revisited116
Death and Asymmetries in Normative Appraisals135
Appraising Death in Human Life: Two Modes of Valuation151
"For Now Have I My Death": The "Duty to Die" versus the Duty to Help the Ill Stay Alive172
Taking Life and the Argument from Potentiality186
Privatizing Death: Metaphysical Discouragements of Ethical Thinking199
Justifications for Killing Noncombatants in War218
Capital Punishment and the Sanctity of Life228
Aesthetics: The Need for a Theory243
Contributors255

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