Introduction: The Philosophy of Death Ben Bradley, Fred Feldman, Jens Johansson 1. When Do Things Die? Cody Gilmore 2. Death and the Disintegration of Personality Fred Feldman 3. The Person and the Corpse Eric Olson 4. Personal Identity and the Survival of Death Dean Zimmerman 5. The Evil of Death: What Can Metaphysics Contribute? Theodore Sider 6. Death and Eternal Recurrence Lars Bergstroem 7. Death in Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle Gareth B. Matthews 8. When Death Is There, We Are Not: Epicurus on Pleasure and Death Phillip Mitsis 9. The Badness of Death and the Goodness of Life John Broome 10. The Symmetry Problem Roy Sorensen 11. The Timing Problem Jens Johansson 12. Death, Value, and Desire Christopher Belshaw 13.Death and Rational Emotion Kai Draper 14. Retroactive Harms and Wrongs Steven Luper 15. Immortality John Martin Fischer 16. The Makropulos Case Revisited: Reflections on Immortality and Agency Connie Rosati 17. The Wrongness of Killing and the Badness of Death Matthew Hanser 18. Abortion and Death Don Marquis 19. The Morality of Killing in War Frances Kamm 20. The Significance of Death for Animals Alastair Norcross 21. Capital Punishment Torbjoern Tannsjoe Index
Ben Bradley is Allan and Anita Sutton Professor of Philosophy at Syracuse University. Fred Feldman is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Jens Johannson is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Uppsala Universitet.
"This handbook offers a diverse survey of contemporary work with some discussion of its historical touchstones (particularly the thought of Epicurus and Lucretius). Topics range from ordinary-language analysis of the concept of death, and the associated problems personal identity and temporal persistence, to value-oriented examination of whether death is bad or evil, the possibility and value of immortality, and what constitutes the wrongness of killing. Contributors make frequent and helpful use of thought experiments and references to popular culture to ensure that difficult concepts and arguments are clear. The argumentation will be accessible for those possessing basic familiarity with analytic methodology."--D.A. Forbes, CHOICE "As a collection on cutting-edge work in metaphysics of death and, to a lesser extent, related ethical issues, this is a solid collection that both engages recent debates and furnishes multiple possible directions that these debates may take." -- Metapsychology Online Reviews