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

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631215936
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/16/2000
  • Series: Midwest Studies in Philosophy Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Metaphysics as Prolegomenon to Ethics 1
The Meaning of Life 17
In Defense of a Common Ideal for a Human Life 35
Can the Dead Really Be Buried? 46
Later Death/Earlier Birth 69
Death and the Psychological Conception of Personal Identity 84
Thick and Thin Selves: Reply to Fischer and Speak 94
The Termination Thesis 98
The Evil of Death Revisited 116
Death and Asymmetries in Normative Appraisals 135
Appraising Death in Human Life: Two Modes of Valuation 151
"For Now Have I My Death": The "Duty to Die" versus the Duty to Help the Ill Stay Alive 172
Taking Life and the Argument from Potentiality 186
Privatizing Death: Metaphysical Discouragements of Ethical Thinking 199
Justifications for Killing Noncombatants in War 218
Capital Punishment and the Sanctity of Life 228
Aesthetics: The Need for a Theory 243
Contributors 255
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