Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 August 2019

232 Pages


ISBN: 9780190247478

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Death and Nonexistence

Palle Yourgrau

  • Provides a new ontology of death and birth in terms of the distinction between existence and being
  • Relates work on the philosophy of death to research in modal logic, the philosophy of fiction, and the analysis of negative existentials
  • Demonstrates the importance of the metaphysics of birth and death to key issues in ethics, such as contraception, abortion, and decisions about whether or not to bring new people into the world